La ville amplifiée : Synthétiseurs, sonorisation et effets électro-acoustiques dans les rituels urbains au Caire

Abstract : In recent history, sound techniques of urban rituals in Cairo have had a series of innovations, wich consequences have, sometimes unintentionally, changed the sound environments, influenced musical aesthetics, and ultimately shaped a part of popular culture. The synthesizer, modified for Arabic music, takes an important part of the development of the sound tehnologies and it has become an important source of the diffusion of the new sounds, with the modes of amplification and transformation of the sounds. From codified exposition of city society to religious ceremonies in front of by the tombs of the saints, these rituals are qualified by a specific sound environment that can be identified by both those who acknowledge it and those who reject it. Thus, electrified sounds and specific uses of the synthesizer draw the contours of social and cultural differentiations in the city. This article proposes some lines of research around the appariation of the synthesizer and the development of sound systems that highlight the collaborative and non-linear nature of these innovations and their contribution to national cultural history.
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Nicolas Puig. La ville amplifiée : Synthétiseurs, sonorisation et effets électro-acoustiques dans les rituels urbains au Caire. Techniques et culture, Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l'homme 2017, Low Tech ? Wild Tech !. ⟨halshs-01560535⟩

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