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Sounding Places

More-Than-Representational Geographies of Sound and Music Edited by Karolina Doughty, Cultural Geography Chair Group, Wageningen University, the Netherlands, Michelle Duffy, Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, University of Newcastle, Australia and Theresa Harada, Australian Centre for Culture, Environment, Society and Space, University of Wollongong, Australia
This edited collection examines the more-than-representational registers of sound. It asks how sound comes to be a meaningful ingredient in the microgeographies of place-making through the workings of affect, emotion, and atmosphere, how sound contributes to shaping a variety of embodied and spatially situated experiences, and how such aspects can be harnessed methodologically. These topics contribute to broader debates on the relations between representation and the non- or more-than-representational that are taking place across the social sciences and humanities in the wake of the cultural turn. More specifically, the book contributes to the fertile theoretical intersections of sound, affect, emotion, and atmosphere.
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Publication Date: July 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78811 892 7
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Analysing the aural background of everyday spaces, this book explores the role and processes of sound in daily life in a range of contexts.

Sounding Places questions how sound comes to be a meaningful ingredient in the microgeographies of place-making, how it contributes to shaping a variety of embodied and spatially situated experiences, and how such aspects can be harnessed methodologically. These topics contribute to broader debates on the relations between representation and the non- or more-than-representational that are taking place across the social sciences and humanities in the wake of the cultural turn. Using creative approaches, this multidisciplinary book brings together the work of international scholars to enrich our understanding of the more-than-representational registers of sound and sonic experiences.

Social science scholars focusing on human geography, social psychology, music and cultural studies will find this to be a beneficial read. It will also prove to be a useful tool for urban planners and policy-makers interested in the use of sound and music in public environments.
‘Sounding Places represents a significant theoretical and empirical moment in an emergent sonic geography. Through the lens of a more than representational theoretical approach the volume presents an eclectic and dizzying array of sounds, places and experiences for the reader to savour – from the crashing of ocean waves, the sounds of airports to breakdancing in Milan subways to the spatial awareness of the visually impaired to the geopolitical sounds of nations and the sonic atmospheres of dormitory rooms this volume presents a truly compelling contribution to our understanding of the role of sound in the geographies of our everyday lives.’
– Michael Bull, University of Sussex, UK

'Sound is embodied and embedded in materials and processes which envelope, embrace and touch humans deeply, providing senses of temporality which animate place through vivid presents and intense memories. Exploring relationships between sound, music, body and environment, this collection makes an important contribution examining sonic places in all their richness.'
– George Revill, The Open University, UK
Contributors include: J. Anderson, K. Barry, K. Berrens, F. Bertoni, R. Bird, C.P. Boyd, H. Cachinho, A. Campbell, R. Chew, K. Doughty, M. Duffy, N. El Ayadi, R. Gibb, L. Gorell Barnes, T. Harada, C. Hatton, O. Jones, A. Kanngieser, C. Milligan, D. Paiva, M. Shilon, S.-A. Simpson, L. Stoodley, L. Tuitjer, C. Wilkinson, S. Wilkinson


Contents

1. Sounding Places: An introduction
Karolina Doughty, Michelle Duffy and Theresa Harada

PART I Sound and place-making
2. Soundings: Sensing and encounters in/with/of place
Michelle Duffy, Angela Campbell and Richard Chew

3. Exploring Inclusive Therapeutic Soundscapes
Alexandra Kaley, Chris Hatton and Christine Milligan

4. Affective Relations of Bodies and Sound: The Constitution of ‘Ben Gurion International Airport 2000’ Planning Project
Mor Shilon

5. Resounding heterotopias: breakdance, caporales and the re-appropriation of the city
Fabio Bertoni

6. The call of the sea: how sound co-composes the place of the surfed wave
Jon Anderson and Lyndsey Stoodley

PART II The centrality of sound to the making of bodies
7. Voicing Waters; (Co-)Creative Reflections on Sound, Water, Conversations and Hydrocitizenship
Owain Jones, Luci Gorell Barnes and Antony Lyons

8. Rural Sound-Space: A Restless Quiet and an Active Silence
Sheryl-Ann Simpson

9. The sounds we make: environmental feedback and the entanglements of sonic presence
Daniel Paiva and Herculano Cachinho

10. Sonic and tactile bodies: sound, haptic space and accessibility
Karla Berrens

11. Encountering everyday linguistic diversity in public space in Antwerp
Nesrin El Ayadi

PART III Affective politics of sound
12. Sonifying the World
Anja Kanngieser and Rory Gibb

13. Observations on Politics and Communication in Electronic Music Performances͛
Ryan Bird

14. Modes of Power and Sonic Affect: Urban encounters in Bangkok͛’s transport infrastructure
Leonie Tuitjer

15. Rethinking musical cosmopolitanism as a visceral politics of sound
Karolina Doughty

16. The echo of communal space: More-than-representational tourist encounters in hostel accommodation
Kaya Barry

PART IV Methodological approaches to utilizing sound
17. Musical Improvisation as Therapeutic Practice: An Interlude
Candice P. Boyd

18. Embodied listening in research practice
Theresa Harada

19. All about that Place: Tuning in to Community Radio - Listener Diary Accounts
Catherine Wilkinson and Samantha Wilkinson

Index