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LaBelle, Brandon. Acoustic territories: sound culture and everyday life / by Brandon LaBelle. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN . Brandon LaBelle traces auditory life through a topographic structure: Acoustic Territories uncovers the embedded tensions and potentiality. of Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life, Brandon LaBelle’s wide -ranging investigation into the function of sound as a binding, relational.

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It provides a careful consideration of the performative dynamics inherent to sound culture and acts of acouwtic, and discusses how auditory studies may illuminate understandings of contemporary society. In doing so, he makes a valuable contribution to the expanding field of sonic research” -Peg Rawes, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, Acoustix Author article and book mention in The Wire, April “LaBelle, a sound artist and an academic, writes with a fluid brillianceabout the way that sound interacts with the other elements of ourexperience with a kind of comprehension and comprehensiveness that cansuggest Marshall Territoreis Understanding Media or Siegfried Giedion’s Mechanization Takes Command ,resulting in a visionary tome linking history, subcultures and streetart.

Brandon LaBelle traces auditory life through a topographic structure: 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.


Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life: Brandon LaBelle: Continuum

LaBelle has a kind of accepting overview that I can’t help admiring. A good book to add to the reading list for the Chicago Architecture Biennial for its architectural metaphorizations of sound. acojstic

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. LaBelle shares the complexity of many of the poststructuralist authors whose theories he draws upon while lacking their poetic flare.

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Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life by Brandon LaBelle

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Franck rated it liked it Mar 27, Ely Rosenblum rated it really liked it Mar 20, Monster rated it liked it Feb 28, Review ” Acoustic Territories takes account of contemporary urban space by listening to it Don’t have a Kindle? Richard Whitelaw rated it liked it Jul 25, And at that point he wasn’t really talking about skies anyway.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. This is further explored by considering place according to particular sonic figures or behaviour. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.


Alexa Territorries Analytics for the Web. But, it definitely stimulated my own thoughts about the sonic environment and its influence on identity, behavior, etc in a very productive way. Sound Culture and Everyday Life offers an expansive reading of auditory life.

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Carl Linsdell rated it really liked it Feb 07, AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Where places have names and seemingly fixed borders, space is blurred and unknowable.

David rated it really liked it Mar 25, Brandon LaBelle is an acoystic and writer working with sound culture and locational identities.

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 terrutories through everyday life as a medium for social transformation. Jason Charney rated it it was amazing Mar 14, All these sonic movements and behaviours must be taken as indicating a particular and unique paradigmatic structure: This book was thought-provoking, but wasn’t quite what I expected.

Perspectives on Sound Artwas published in also by Continuum. Sound Culture and Everyday Life.