BY KATERINA TALIANNI.
Katerina Talianni explores the methodology behind her soundwalk and soundmap collaborative project, the Impossible Inaudible Soundwalk.
Our listening practices are shaped by today’s technological developments. Sound and media art works such as installations, soundwalks, and soundmaps that use geolocative media have influenced and utilized new modes of listening. Creative sound artworks are seeking to engage listeners, who are navigating space, to participate in the aesthetic completion of a piece.
Mobile listeners are at the same time immersed in their privatised ‘auditory bubble’ described in Michael Bull’s account of iPod culture, and also experiencing the relationship between the aural and urban space, detailed in Brandon LaBelle’s essay Acoustic Territories on how sound circulates through the built environment. These two main ideas: on the one hand, the privatized and intimate listening experience; and on the other, the traces of a communal auditory life, have influenced the work of…
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