Sound movement

It can be objective and subjective. When observing or hearing an object in motion (objective sound movement), the distance and directionality change provide us enough information to detect the movement. A subjective movement (camera movement, character if subjective point of audition) will provide the same moving spatial references.


  • Distance can also be identified in reference to a closer/further sound.
  • In enclose spaces, reverberation is added to the signal.
  • If the law of good continuation is not respected, the sound movement can be interpreted as another sonic event (unless there is any visual anchoring).
  • Can also be interpreted as the projection of a temporal interval orientated into space (A to B)
  • Speed of movement will generate the amount of Doppler effect

Related effects: Point of audition
Related inductor effect: Directionality

(Sonnenschein, 2001)

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