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Joe Monzo considers consonance and dissonance to be opposite poles of a continuum of sensation, which he calls "sonance". However he was not the first who used the term sonance: also Wilhelm Keller distinguishes between sonanzmodal and distanzmodal aspects when analysing sounds, see his Handbuch der Tonsatzlehre from 1957.

The term sonance goes back to Giovanni Battista Benedetti [1]

Going back to Giovanni Battista Benedetti, an Italian Renaissance mathematician and physicist, sonance can be best described as relative consonance and/or dissonance of a musical interval – a continuum of pitches encompassing consonance on one end, and dissonance on the other (Palisca, 1973). [2]