For awhile I’ve wanted to start formally recording my thoughts on various subjects related to sound, art, collection, and time. This blog is hopefully a way to make myself more publicly accountable for putting forth the effort to write things down instead of just thinking about them. There may be the occasional image or video, but my intent here is to concentrate on writing: silent, internalized words.
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Phonomnesis: “…[A] sound that is imagined but not actually heard…a mental activity that involves internal listening: examples include recalling to memory sounds linked to a situation, or creating sound textures in the context of a composition…[T]he creation of a sound from memory, in the absence of a sound signal, is quite widespread. The simple reading of a description of the sonic universe is enough to stimulate the imagination, which will evoke an ensemble of sounds necessary for the veracity of the story. Listening is an act that can sometimes be totally mental and silent.”
– excerpt from Sonic Experience: A Guide to Everyday Sounds, edited by Jean-François Augoyard and Henry Torgue, McGill-Queen’s University Press 2005, p. 85.
Header image: “Le Joueur de trompette sur fond de festin” by Gerard Dou, 1660-1665. Photo taken in the Louvre by the author.
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