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A World of Attunements

Jean-Paul Thibaud 1
1 CRESSON [2015-2019] - Centre de recherche sur l'espace sonore et l'environnement urbain [2015-2019]
AAU [2015-2019] - Ambiances, Architectures, Urbanités [2015-2019] : UMR 1563
Abstract : Sound contributes to the sacredness of a space and enables to make it a place of worship. But how is this really the case? How can one understand this close interweaving between a worship space and a sound space? To answer this question, it is necessary to approach sound in terms of ambiance and to recognize the atmospheric features of sound phenomena. Can the concept of attunement serve as a guide in this free exploration of Worship Soundspaces? At the crossroads of the sonorous, the atmospheric and the spiritual, the notion of attunement is particularly relevant in describing the sensory staging of religious experience.
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Jean-Paul Thibaud. A World of Attunements. Guillebaud, Christine; Lavandier, Catherine. Worship Sound Spaces: Architecture, Acoustics and Anthropology, Routledge, pp.112-119, 2019, 9780367234225. ⟨halshs-02181950⟩

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