Sound Event

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The sound event, like the sound object, is defined by the human ear as the smallest self-contained particle of a soundscape. It differs from the sound object in that the latter is an abstract acoustical object for study, while the sound event is a symbolic, semantic or structural object for study, and is therefore a nonabstractable point of reference, related to a whole of greater magnitude than itself. (Source : R. Murray Schafer (1977). The Tuning of the World. New York : Knopf.)

 

See also:

Classification of Sound, Sound Object, Soundscape Studies

 

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Couprie, Pierre (2001d). Le vocabulaire de l’objet sonore

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