Éric Boulé

Sonic Works.

Interpreting the Acoustic Phenomenon as a Totalizing Experience


Could the human rapport to sound be thought of being not only an acoustic phenomenon, but a wholly totalizing experience ? Making use of a phenomenological rather than clinical approach, we set ourselves to primarily observe the influence that emission and qualitative properties of the sonic matter can have on both mind and body. From these observations, we are able to state firstly as to the existence of a sonic determination and, secondly, as to the possible existence of a community of sensations, understood as a consequence of an informal communal apprehension of the sonic matter. The conclusion of this analysis hints that this community of sensations, through establishing various levels of determined relations, draws on a sociality based on an essentially sonic vision du monde.