Technology, sound, and the tuning of place

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Abstract

Sound is fundamental to sense of place and the sense of who, where, and how one is in the world. From birth, humans tune in to sounds, tune out some sounds in favor of others, and, over time, consciously or unconsciously, use sound to tune place. Conversely, the sonic qualities of places, including music, tune human actions and interactions. Technologies of all kinds allow us to create, separate, reproduce, intensify, or cancel sound. These ways of manipulating sound are also a means of curating of space and therefore place-making gestures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Technology and Music Education
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages511-517
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780199372133
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • Music
  • Place
  • Place philosophy
  • Sound and place
  • Technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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    Stauffer, S. (2017). Technology, sound, and the tuning of place. In The Oxford Handbook of Technology and Music Education (pp. 511-517). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199372133.001.0001