Noelle Heber is a violinist, musicologist, academic editor, and translator. Born in the USA, she has lived in England, France, Romania, and Germany and enjoys discovering new countries and cultures, running marathons, and constantly learning.
Noelle Heber est violoniste, musicologue, rédactrice académique et traductrice. Née aux États-Unis, elle a vécu en Angleterre, en France, en Roumanie et en Allemagne. Elle aime découvrir de nouveaux pays et de nouvelles cultures, courir des marathons et apprendre en permanence.
In 2013, I attended an intense, all-day, week-long training in Paris. The upper-floor classrooms hovered over the train tracks of the Gare de l’Est, and while we were too distant to hear the hustle and bustle of the train station traffic, one sound rang through the open windows in regular intervals: SNCF’s four-tone jingle that introduces train announcements to passengers. This audio sound serves as a friendly alarm, always followed by “Mesdames, Messieurs …” (“Ladies and Gentlemen …”) and useful train-travel information, such as on which track a train is arriving or an alert to a dreaded delay.