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Soundscape - Wikipedia

A soundscape is a sound or combination of sounds that forms or arises from an immersive environment. The study of soundscape is the subject of acoustic ecology. The idea of soundscape refers to both the natural acoustic environment, consisting of natural sounds, including animal vocalizations and, for instance, the sounds of weather and other natural elements; and environmental sounds created by humans, through musical composition, sound design, and other ordinary human activities including conversation, work, and sounds of mechanical origin resulting from use of industrial technology. The disruption of these acoustic environments results in noise pollution.

The term "soundscape" can also refer to an audio recording or performance of sounds that create the sensation of experiencing a particular acoustic environment, or compositions created using the found sounds of an acoustic environment, either exclusively or in conjunction with musical performances.[1][2]

The term soundscape was coined by Canadian composer and environmentalist, R. Murray Schafer. According to this author there are three main elements of the soundscape:

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Soundwalk - Wikipedia

Soundwalk is an international sound collective based in New York City. It was founded by Stephan Crasneanscki in the early 2000s.[1]

Soundwalk produces walking guides of cities that offer the listener a narrative to follow in order to discover their surroundings in a new way.[2] Soundwalk has produced guides for New York, Paris, Ibiza, Berlin, London, Varanasi, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Narrators representing their native cities and districts for the guides include, Gong Li, Paul Auster, Philippe Starck, Jazzy Jay and Afrika Bambaataa. Using native narrators is intended to direct listeners to more obscure attractions.[3] Soundwalk city guides are designed for iPhone.[4]

In 2008 Soundwalk produced walking tours in China for the Olympics in Beijing. The tours were created in collaboration with Louis Vuitton. Tours includes the cities of Beijing with narration by Chinese actress Gong Li, Hong Kong with narration by Chinese actress Shu Qi, and Shanghai with narration by Chinese actress Joan Chen.[5]

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