Époché

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In Schaefferian theory époché represents a deconditioning of habitual listening patterns, to return to the "original experience" of perception, enabling us to grasp the sound object at its own level which takes it as the vehicle of a meaning to be understood or a cause to be identified. This term, borrowed from Husserl, is directly linked to the notion of Reduced Listening. (Paraphrase of Michel Chion (1983). Guide des Objets Sonores. Eds. Buchet/Chastel, Paris. 1995 translation by John Dack/Christine North.)

 

See also:

Phenomenology, Reduced Listening, Schaefferian Theory

 

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