From: James Cole (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Oct 20 2009 - 12:15:39 PDT
TRT: 122 Minutes
On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 2:34 PM, Peiman Khosravi
> From this article "... we are not equipped to switch our visual apparatus
> into non-survival mode long enough to sustain non-interpretative viewing. "
> This is very similar to what Scaehffer calls "reduced listening". A mode of
> listening in which one listens to sounds for themselves rather than what
> they represent. An anti-evolutionary attitude that takes good practice to
> Acousmatic listening is the opposite of *direct* listening, which is the
> situation where sound sources are present and visible.
> The acousmatic situation changes the way we hear. By isolating the sound
> from the
> “audiovisual complex” to which it initially belonged, it creates favourable
> conditions for
> *reduced listening* which concentrates on the sound for its own sake, as *sound
> independently of its causes or its meaning (although reduced listening can
> also take place, but
> with greater difficulty, in a direct listening situation). (Chion)
> It is interesting that an acousmatic listening situation (in which sounds
> are separated from their sources - i.e. no visual cues) actually heightens
> the stimulation of the visual imagination, particularly when no tangible
> physical sources are perceived. In the same way that the "hearing" sense can
> be heightened and is heightened in experiencing Brakhage. I cannot wait to
> get hold of the actual writings of Stan Brakhage. Musicians have a lot to
> learn from him.
> On 20 Oct 2009, at 18:30, Myron Ort wrote:
> Here is an interesting article on the subject:
> Myron Ort
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