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  • English definition

    29 September 2004, by Pierre Couprie

    Unwanted sound. The Oxford English Dictionary contains references to noise as unwanted sound dating back as far as 1125
    Any loud sound. In general usage today, noise often refers to particularly loud sounds.
    In his "Tuning of the World", Murray Schaefer speaks of unwanted sounds and any loud sounds as noise pollution, that is, detrimental to an acoustic ecology. Although noise is a subjective term in a given society, there will be more agreement than disagreement as to which sounds (...)

  • English definition

    29 September 2004, by Pierre Couprie

    Acoustic Communication, a term proposed by Barry Truax, is an interdiscipline concerned with sound (and human experience of it), which strives to transcend problems of concept and terminology associated with approaching research from within the ’agenda’ of more clearly defined contributory disciplines, such as ’music’. Acoustic communication includes closely related areas of study such as Acoustic Design, Soundscape Design and Soundscape Studies. Whereas in many (...)

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