Materializing Sound Indices (m.s.i.)

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Sonic details that supply information about the concrete materiality of sound production in the film space, e.g., a pianist’s breathing and fingernails on the piano keys. Sparse m.s.i.s give the impression of perfection, ethereality, abstraction.

(Source : Chion, Michel. (1994) Audio-Vision : Sound on Screen. (Trans. Claudia Gorbman) Columbia University Press.)

 

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