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  • Author:
    Brandon LaBelle
  • ISBN:
    1441157247
  • ISBN13:
    978-1441157249
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  • Publisher:
    Continuum; 1 edition (April 1, 2010)
  • Pages:
    304 pages
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    Humanities
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Brandon LaBelle is an artist and writer working with sound culture and locational identities. His previous book, Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art, was published in 2006 also by Continuum

Brandon LaBelle is an artist and writer working with sound culture and locational identities. His previous book, Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art, was published in 2006 also by Continuum. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

LaBelle argues that everyday acoustic life has an unbounded, yet highly differentiated, nature which offers new . Brandon LaBelle is an artist and writer working with sound culture and locational identities

LaBelle argues that everyday acoustic life has an unbounded, yet highly differentiated, nature which offers new interdisciplinary modes of thinking to contemporary questions of global inhabitation, relation and disruption. Brandon LaBelle is an artist and writer working with sound culture and locational identities.

Brandon LaBelle traces auditory life through a topographic structure: beginning with underground territories, through to the home as a site, and then further, to streets and neighborhoods, and finally to the sky itself. This structure follows sound as it appears in specific auditory designs, as it is mobilized within various cultural projects, and queries how it comes to circulate through everyday life as a medium for social transformation. Acoustic Territories uncovers the embedded tensions and potentiality inherent to sound as it exists in the everyday spaces around us.

Acoustic Territories book. It provides a careful consideration of the performative dynamics inherent to sound culture and acts of listening, and discusses how auditory studies may illuminate understandings of contemporary society.

Where do sounds come from, and where do they go? is the framing question of Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life, Brandon LaBelle's wide-ranging investigation into the function of sound as a binding, relational medium. This core query is answered with a series of gestures: self-touching, gesturing to the air, touching others. Over the book's course, LaBelle amply demonstrates how much about the acoustic paradigm can be read into this simple (silent) interaction: how sound-and listening-attaches us to one another and to our environments, and the ways in which these.

Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life" offers an expansive reading of auditory life

Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life" offers an expansive reading of auditory life. Author article and book mention in The Wire, April 2010 "LaBelle argues that everyday acoustic life has an unbounded, yet highly differentiated, nature which offers new interdisciplinary modes of thinking to contemporary questions of global inhabitation, relation and disruption.

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Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life by Brandon LaBelle Continuum, 2010, xxvi + 27. .Architectural Acoustics: Blending Sound Sources, Sound Fields, and Listeners.October 2011 · Critical Quarterly. Article May 1999 · The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life offers an expansive reading of auditory life. It provides a careful consideration of the performative dynamics inherent to sound culture and acts of listening, and discusses how auditory studies may illuminate understandings of contemporary society. Combining research on urbanism, popular culture and auditory issues, Acoustic Territories opens up multiple perspectives - it challenges debates surrounding noise pollution and charts an "acoustic politics of space" by unfolding auditory experience as located within larger cultural histories and related ideologies.

Brandon LaBelle traces auditory life through a topographic structure: beginning with underground territories, through to the home as a site, and then further, to streets and neighborhoods, and finally to the sky itself. This structure follows sound as it appears in specific auditory designs, as it is mobilized within various cultural projects, and queries how it comes to circulate through everyday life as a medium for social transformation. Acoustic Territories uncovers the embedded tensions and potentiality inherent to sound as it exists in the everyday spaces around us.


FEISKO
A really good book indeed. It has an amazing content approaching the sounds to urban spaces and buildings as acoustic territories.
Despite its good quality content, it could offer a little more technical approach to sounds in terms of features, composition, issues, and explore the great urban problem of noise and sound pollution, as well.
Hanad
I really appreciated LaBelle's brief critique of acoustic ecology in his last book (Background Noise), so I had high hopes for this one - especially as the title seems to announce an even more direct engagement with the role of the soundscape in everyday life. Unfortunately the book fails to significantly develop the argument from the last book in any substantial way. Instead, it pedals around its topic for over 200 pages, in chapters very loosely oriented around archetypal urban spaces (underground, home, sidewalk, street, shopping mall, sky). LaBelle often departs from focusing on sound culture in particular to rhapsodize about urban space more generally. This isn't inherently a problem, except the book switches subjects so rapidly (every few pages) it often fails to convince on any given point. LaBelle breezily quotes all manner of theorists and artists without contextualizing their work or building their ideas into a larger argument of his own. This left me wishing that the author had at least done some 'everyday life' research on his own, but there isn't much in this respect aside from a few personal anecdotes. Perhaps tellingly, the book lacks a concluding chapter (or even a concluding paragraph!), and ends when the last chapter on 'sky' runs out of steam. And at that point he wasn't really talking about skies anyway.
Zodama
LaBelle explores evocative language and "case studies" of sorts to convey his theoretical understanding of "sound culture and everyday life." I understand it's not everyone's cup of tea but if you're interested in performance studies, sound studies, critical theory pertaining to everyday life or finding vocabulary to handle the abstract to the material, this is a good starting point.