Anamorphose (Anamorphosis)

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In Schaefferian theory, this word is used to suggest "certain irregularities" which are noticeable in the transition from physical vibration to perceived sound "suggesting a psychological distortion of physical ’reality’, and which demonstrates that perception cannot be reduced to physical measurement". This can take place timbrally or temporally. For example, a reversed piano sound will appear longer than the original because the reversed version is more unusual and alerts the ear in a more active way. (Paraphrase of Michel Chion (1983). Guide des Objets Sonores. Eds. Buchet/Chastel, Paris. 1995 translation by John Dack/Christine North.)

 

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Boeswillwald, Pierre (2000). “Autres temps; autre temps” ou le temps et les arts sonores électroacoustiques
Schaeffer, Pierre (1977). Traité des objets musicaux
SCHAEFFER, Pierre (1988). Tratado de los Objetos Musicales (traducción del original en francés, Traité des objets musicaux [version abrégée], por Araceli Cabezón de Diego)
Schaeffer, Pierre, Reibel, Guy, Ferreyra Beatriz, (1998 (1967)). Solfège de l’objet sonore

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