Interiority

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Interiority designates the qualities of sound that do not refer to external causes/sources. It is close to what one hears during what Pierre Schaeffer called ’écoute réduite’ (Reduced Listening). When attention is drawn away from a sound’s exteriority, or reference, the ’reduced’ experience can be at least as full and complicated in its own way, including the perception of mass, grain, etc. - qualities of the ’interior’ of sounds. (Source - Rodolfo Caesar (1992). The Composition of Electroacoustic Music. PhD Thesis, University of East Anglia.)

 

See also:

Abstract Sound, Listening Experience, Mimesis, Reduced Listening, Referential Sound, Schaefferian Theory

 

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