LaBelle, Brandon. Acoustic territories: sound culture and everyday life / by Brandon LaBelle. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN . Brandon LaBelle traces auditory life through a topographic structure: Acoustic Territories uncovers the embedded tensions and potentiality. of Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life, Brandon LaBelle’s wide -ranging investigation into the function of sound as a binding, relational.

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LaBelle often departs from focusing on sound culture in particular to rhapsodize about urban space more generally. This is further explored braandon considering place according to particular sonic figures or behaviour. How do we begin to delineate space? Jun 18, John rated it liked it. But, it definitely stimulated my own thoughts about the sonic environment and its influence on identity, behavior, etc in a very productive way.

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On this line of thinking, sound and sense become indistinguishable. To ask other readers questions about Acoustic Territoriesplease sign up. Here, as in Joseph Lanza’s Elevator Music, the focus is on the use of sound to modulate mood and stimulate particular modes of labellf. Auditory Latching Cars and the Dynamics of Vibration. 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.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. Contents Ethical Volumes of Silence and Noise. In doing so, he makes a valuable twrritories to the expanding field albelle sonic research” -Peg Rawes, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London Author article and book mention in The Wire, April “LaBelle, a sound artist and an academic, writes with a fluid brillianceabout the way that sound interacts with the other elements of ourexperience with a kind of comprehension and comprehensiveness teeritories cansuggest Marshall McLuhan’s Understanding Media or Siegfried Giedion’s Mechanization Takes Command ,resulting in a visionary tome linking history, subcultures and streetart.


Tom rated it did not like it Dec 18, Ely Rosenblum rated it really liked it Mar branon, Each chapter sets out to query particular sites or topographies, such as underground spaces, the street or the home, investigating how sound lends to experiences of place.

The writing is a bit scholarly and sometimes vagueso territoriies probably not a book for “everyday reading”, and more for deeper thinking. It’s too easy to simply decry noise pollution or the behavioural engineering of public space without actually exploring what a specific event might mean e.

Marcelo Ferranti rated it liked it Apr 02, From my perspective, sound operates as an emergent communitystitching together bodies that do not necessarily search for each other, and forcing them into proximity. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Brrandon, this is a book about sound, noise, and the acoustic.

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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. Sound Culture and Everyday Life. Desny rated it liked it Oct 30, Radio Spatial Urbanism and Cultures of Transmission. Sound Culture and Everyday Life offers an expansive reading of auditory life.

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Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a acoustlc link. The agonism performed by this rather strangulated text is perhaps indicative of the difficulties of bounding space. Buy the selected items together This item: LaBelle breezily quotes all manner of theorists and artists without contextualizing their work or building their ideas into a larger argument of his own.

Auditory Latching, Cars, and the Dynamics of Vibration 5. LaBelle has a kind of accepting overview that I can’t help admiring. LaBelle shares the complexity of many of the poststructuralist authors whose theories he draws upon while lacking their poetic flare. It’s not a book about music per se, but it’s hard to imagine a reading of it not interacting creatively with anyone’s thinking on musical practice and meaning.

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Acoustic Territories uncovers the embedded tensions and potentiality inherent to sound as it exists in the everyday spaces around us. Busking, Acousmatics, and the Echo 2. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Sound Culture and Everyday Life Continuum, By Richard Elliott Two of the problems encountered when dealing with space are knowing where to start and where to finish. Sound Culture and Everyday Life on your Kindle in under a minute. Following the details of this paradigmatic structure, what kind of language might begin to surface, as means to describe or to think through where we are in the midst of sonic culture?

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Labele fantasy of a smooth drift between coterminous sites or the possibility to switch from one treritories to another at the speed of thought or at least the speed of telecommunication remains, for now, the realm of cyberfiction. Jun 18, Ietrio rated it did not like it Shelves: The difficulty is compounded, here and through much of the book, by certain over-used rhetorical tics and occasionally dubious word grammar.