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10 thoughts on “Acoustic Territories

  1. says:

    More a series of essays about different aspects of sound and many other unrelated phenomena and cities than a book with a coherent thesis that reaches a definitive conclusion Some interesting ideas, but many of those ideas are vaguely spelled out and protected by a layer of self consciously academic language I was disappointed at the way the book just stops almost in mid thought, during a chapter on signal transmission that makes its way through pirate radio and somehow acts as if this is still relevant in contemporary cities What about the transition from radio and television signal transmission to cable tv, the internet and mobile phones as signal receiving signifiers Without a conclusion to synthesize the ideas of each of the books disparate sections, there is little to take away from it in terms of how sound is integral to the urban experience as a whole Why do city dwellers need to be attentive to their sonic environments How are s...


  2. says:

    This book was thought provoking, but wasn t quite what I expected It s of a phenomenological experiential analysis of urban environments in which sound plays a defining role, but the book is not exclusively focused on sound There were things I definitely didn t agree with the author about, and a few instances where he seemed to know less about the physics of sound than the author of such a study should But, it definitely stimulated my own thoughts about the sonic environment and its influ...


  3. says:

    A good book to add to the reading list for the Chicago Architecture Biennial for its architectural metaphorizations of sound The writing is a bit scholarly and sometimes vague , so it s probably not a book for everyday reading , and for deeper thinking.


  4. says:

    This is a weird series of essays Myself I could not get it.


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Acoustic Territories Reading Acoustic Territories Author Brandon LaBelle Petrasrobert.eu Acoustic Territories Sound Culture And Everyday Life Offers An Expansive Reading Of Auditory Life It Provides A Careful Consideration Of The Performative Dynamics Inherent To Sound Culture And Acts Of Listening, And Discusses How Auditory Studies May Illuminate Understandings Of Contemporary Society Combining Research On Urbanism, Popular Culture And Auditory Issues, Acoustic Territories Opens Up Multiple Perspectives It Challenges Debates Surrounding Noise Pollution And Charts An Acoustic Politics Of Space By Unfolding Auditory Experience As Located Within Larger Cultural Histories And Related Ideologies.Brandon LaBelle Traces Auditory Life Through A Topographic Structure Beginning With Underground Territories, Through To The Home As A Site, And Then Further, To Streets And Neighborhoods, And Finally To The Sky Itself This Structure Follows Sound As It Appears In Specific Auditory Designs, As It Is Mobilized Within Various Cultural Projects, And Queries How It Comes To Circulate Through Everyday Life As A Medium For Social Transformation Acoustic Territories Uncovers The Embedded Tensions And Potentiality Inherent To Sound As It Exists In The Everyday Spaces Around Us.