I’m currently in London to meet Huw to listen to the Manchester Museum and John Rylands Library soundscapes that he has been working on. I’ll have updates tomorrow! Whilst I was wandering around the Wellcome Collection shop today, I came across a very apt book, ‘Sonic experience: A Guide to Everyday Sounds‘. In the ‘Guide to Sonic Effects’, ‘Phonotonie’ is one of my favourites:
Phonotonie: The effect, also called the phonotonic effect, characterizes the feeling of euphoria provoked by a sound perception. Sometimes it induces a behaviour directly , a such as a renewed activity, a collective movement, or a reflex gesture. Musical listening often plays this functional role in the individual or collective work.
“Sonic Experience is a stimulating listening experience. As I read it, I found myself measuring the effects of sounds heard, overheard or imagined.” R. Murray Schafer, composer and author of The Tuning of the World