The Order of Sounds, 329–334

Chapter

Epilogue

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EXCERPT

A sonorous archipelago: territories emerge, zones of legitimacy, authoritarian constructions, the first elements of a strategy and a combinatorics that will structure the archipelago. Islands take shape only to disappear a moment later, drawn under the surface of the waves by the immersive attraction of each sound.

The sonorous archipelago is not a cartography of the discursive network for the apprehension of the audible, but a territorial and dynamic metaphor for the set of devices of legitimation. There is no map, no architecture. There is no place of sound, no territory of sound. There is no essence of sound, there are only devices of apprehension…