Soundscapes: geographies of sound and music

Kearney, Daithi (2020) Soundscapes: geographies of sound and music. In: International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Elsevier, pp. 297-304. ISBN 9780081022955

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The study of soundscapes encourages geographers to hear the world, paying attention to the diversity and specificity of difference as heard, and the production of space by and through sound. A consideration of music as organised sound is a particular aspect within this consideration but the geographer should pay attention to all natural and manmade sounds in an environment. Changes in sound over time or between places can inform an understanding of geographical change or regional distinctiveness and it is critical that the geographer considers the processes in the production, dissemination and consumption of sound.The geographies of sound may be represented in visual art and film, shaped by tourism and political movements, or altered by memory and reproduction.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Music; Soundscape;identity; aesthetics; sonic spatialities.
Subjects: Arts and Humanities
Arts and Humanities > Music
Research Centres: Centre for Creative Arts, Media & Music
Depositing User: Sean McGreal
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2019 10:55
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2019 10:55
License: Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0

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