Drawing the soundscape

Experimental sketch on the socio-cultural dimensions of the soundscape (detail)Experimental sketch on the socio-cultural aspects of the soundscape (detail; comprised in my master thesis on the soundscape as a field for cultural-anthropological research, p. 102)
 

›Close observation of a single subject, whether it is as tiny as Pasteur’s microbes or as great as Einstein’s universe, is the kind of work that happens less and less these days. Glued to computer and TV screens, we have forgotten how to look at the natural world, the original instructor on how to be curious about detail.‹ (Jennifer New)

Or, in other words: ›… reality is often stranger and more fascinating than anything we can make up.‹ (Jonathan Sterne)

I presented my master thesis at The Global Composition conference. An abstract is available here.

Jennifer New (2005): Drawing from life, Princeton architectural press, p. 20.

Sterne, Jonathan (2005): The Audible Past. Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction. Durham: Duke Univ. Press, p. 338.

About Sonic Agents

Cultural anthropologist studying the sonic environment
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One Response to Drawing the soundscape

  1. I just found your site. I did a workshop in Berlin a few years back where we explored similar themes: http://maaheli.ee/main/archives/1693

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