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Title Soundscapes of the urban past : staged sound as mediated cultural heritage / Karin Bijsterveld (ed.)
Published Bielefeld : Transcript, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (230 pages) : 10 illustrations
Series Sound studies ; volume 5
Sound studies ; v. 5.
Contents Frontmatter -- Editorial Board -- Sound Studies -- ; Contents -- Introduction / Bijsterveld, Karin -- Shifting Sounds / Bijsterveld, Karin -- Jacobs, Annelies -- Aalbers, Jasper -- Fickers, Andreas -- Why Historians of the Auditory Urban Past Might Consider Getting Their Ears Wet / Smith, Mark M. -- Sounds Familiar / Fickers, Andreas -- Aalbers, Jasper -- Jacobs, Annelies -- Bijsterveld, Karin -- The Chirping of a Little Bird / Pisters, Patricia -- Sonic Artefacts / Birdsall, Carolyn -- Radio Documentary and the Formation of Urban Aesthetics / Karathanasopoulou, Evi -- Crisell, Andrew -- Soundscape, Landscape, Escape / Sterne, Jonathan -- The Corporeality of Listening / Schulze, Holger -- The Eleventh of the Eleventh of the Eleventh / Brown, Ross -- Authors -- List of Illustrations
Summary We cannot simply listen to our urban past. Yet we encounter a rich cultural heritage of city sounds presented in text, radio and film. How can such 'staged sounds' express the changing identities of cities? This volume presents a collection of studies on the staging of Amsterdam, Berlin and London soundscapes in historical documents, radio plays and films, and offers insights into themes such as film sound theory and museum audio guides. In doing so, this book puts contemporary controversies on urban sound in historical perspective, and contextualises iconic presentations of cities. It addresses academics, students, and museum workers alike. With contributions by Jasper Aalbers, Karin Bijsterveld, Carolyn Birdsall, Ross Brown, Andrew Crisell, Andreas Fickers, Annelies Jacobs, Evi Karathanasopoulou, Patricia Pisters, Holger Schulze, Mark M. Smith and Jonathan Sterne
Analysis Music
Cultural History
Urban Studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes In English
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Subject Sound in art.
Cities and towns in art.
City sounds.
The arts.
Theory of music and musicology.
MUSIC -- History & Criticism.
Cities and towns in art.
City sounds.
Sound in art.
Genre/Form Music.
City sounds.
City sounds.
Form Electronic book
Author Bijsterveld, Karin, editor
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Institut für Kulturwissenschaft. Sound Studies Lab, issuing body
ISBN 9783839421796