Urban Sound Cultures – University of Copenhagen | DESARTSONNANTS - CRÉATION SONORE ET ENVIRONNEMENT - ENVIRONMENTAL SOUND ART - PAYSAGES ET ECOLOGIE SONORE | Scoop.it

...Cities have always been associated with the experience of noise. Paradoxically discourses about the sound of the city tend to focus on reduction of noise while disregarding investigations into the qualities of urban acoustics and the way they shape urban life worlds. As designed sound environments play a more and more dominant role in public space, approaches to urban auditory experience become increasingly relevant. Today acoustic design not only pertains to the shaping of physical and acoustical properties, but also to sonic interventions through speaker systems that build commercial or artistic, attractive or repellent, social or individualistic environments. Sound seems to be becoming a design factor. The seminar will focus on questions like which terminologies and methodologies are available for analyses of urban acoustics; and in what ways do these approaches relate to present or past notions of urban culture?...