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Erlmann, V. (2000). Reason and resonance: A history of modern aurality. New York: Zone Books. 
Added by: sirfragalot (03/02/2014 11:15:50 AM)   
Resource type: Book
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-935408-04-8
BibTeX citation key: Erlmann2000
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Categories: General
Keywords: Acousmatic sound, Acoustic ecology, Acoustics, perception
Creators: Erlmann
Publisher: Zone Books (New York)
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p.24   Adapting Foucault's author function, "one might say that the listener is not simply the recipient of an indefinite number of significations that fill his or her hearing, nor does he or she come after the work. Rather, the listener is a function that fixes these meanings with the goal of circumscribing and prescribing the auditory ways in which individuals acknowledge themselves as subjects."   Added by: sirfragalot
Keywords:   Self Meaning
p.273   "ample evidence of the fact that the sense of time is of fundamental importance to humans' sense of self". Erlmann relates this to Freud's Zauderrhythmus (vacillating rhythm) that governs the "proper interaction of consciousness and unconsciousness" -- thus perception is subject to "a "periodic" motion that wards off or at least slows down the "haste" of excessive excitations." According to Freud, this "apparatus not only sustains the organism and enlarges the domain of the ego by allowing us to step back from the urge to respond to each and every stimulus, it also determines our concept of time. Our entire time consciousness is based on the breaks that occur in the interplay between consciousness and the unconscious."   Added by: sirfragalot
Keywords:   Ambiguity Self Time
p.304   Summarizing from Ernst Mach's (1838 - 1916) unpublished diaries, "physics, physiology, and psychology are part of a single field of knowledge in which "reality" is but a conglomeration of "sensational elements".   Added by: sirfragalot
Keywords:   Sensation Reality/Virtuality/Actuality
pp.341-342   "thinking and hearing do not so much place the subject in a fixed position vis-à-vis the world as they entangle it in ever-changing relationships of tonal resonance"   Added by: sirfragalot
Paraphrases
p.33   Plato and the atomists thought that sound was a stream of air particles or even "special atoms" issuing from the source.   Added by: sirfragalot
Keywords:   Definition of sound
pp.236-237   Summarizing some of von Helmholtz's work c.1856 (On the Sensations of Tone: a sound (Klang) comprises several partials (Ton) thus perception, which is accomplished without reflection, is the act of fusing the sensation of several partials into one sound. Perceptions are thus the means by which we are aware of external objects whilst sensations allow us to become conscious of ourselves. "[P]erception is not based on conscious awareness and knowledge of the external world, but on a largely unconscious act" (p.237).

cf Humphrey's (2000) reference to Thomas Reid's (1785) assertion that sensation presupposes a sentient being and no more but perception is an acknowledgement of something external to that being.



Humphrey, N. (2000). The privatization of sensation. In C. Hayes & L. Huber (Eds), The Evolution of Cognition (pp. 241–252). Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.   Added by: sirfragalot
Keywords:   perception Sensation
p.257   Re Helmholtz's assertion that perception is unconscious, he suggests that conscious analysis of the Klang into Ton constituents would be disturbing. Thus, according to Helmholtz, as Erlmann puts it: "Hearing is repression." (p.257)   Added by: sirfragalot
Keywords:   Sensation perception
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