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Author Belgiojoso, Ricciarda.

Title Constructing urban space with sounds and music / Ricciarda Belgiojoso
Published Surrey, England ; Burlington, Vermont : Ashgate Publishing Company, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (137 pages) : illustrations
Contents The art of noises -- Is a truck passing by music? -- Concrete music -- Soundscape -- The city is an orchestra -- Instruments for transforming noises -- Sound sources and resonance -- Public spaces set to music -- Tuned promenades -- Urban sounds, notes of life -- Listening to the urban environment -- Guide lines for constructing urban space with sound
Summary This book aims at drawing the reader's attention to the sound of the urban environment. Using an interdisciplinary approach, it examines a heterogeneous selection of experimentations from the domains of music, art and architecture. Significant case studies of pieces of music, public art works and scientific research in the field of urban planning are analyzed, investigating the methods that have been adopted and the aural processes that have been generated. It then uses the findings to reconstruct the underlying theories and practices and to show what might be drawn from these procedures' application
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the French
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Subject City planning.
City sounds.
Music and architecture.
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Soundscapes (Music) -- History and criticism
ARCHITECTURE -- Buildings -- Public, Commercial & Industrial.
City planning.
City sounds.
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Classical.
MUSIC -- Reference.
Music and architecture.
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Soundscapes (Music)
Genre/Form City sounds.
City sounds.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1306705649