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Environmental sound art technology
Kyushu University Graduate School of Design, Minamiku Fukuoka, Japan.
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI), Linköping, Sweden.
2009 (English)In: INTER-NOISE 2009 / [ed] Bolton, J. S., Curran Associates, Inc., 2009, Vol. 1, 714-725 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Soundscape is a concept describing our general sound environment. It includes both (desirable) sound and (unwanted) noise; although one of these may be weak or not noticeable in some soundscapes. Environmental sound art is an art form which uses our hearing to make us aware of our soundscape. It is used more and more to enrich our acoustical environment; sometimes to raise the interest of people passing-by and make them listen; sometimes to move the attention from noise to sound, sometimes to counteract a poor and dull environment in a place where many people pass-by, and in some cases just as an expression of art for the enjoyment of the listener. Its importance as a way of improving our acoustical environment is increasing. Sound artists frequently use various technologies to achieve their aims. This paper attempts to describe the subject for noise engineers, to raise their interest in it, and to bridge the gap between the artistic and technological sides of the problem. It is concluded in the paper that environmental sound art is a valuable tool for influencing our soundscape in a desirable way; not the least for improving our acoustical impression of noisy or acoustically poor environments.

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Curran Associates, Inc., 2009. Vol. 1, 714-725 p.
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-100684ISBN: 978-1-61567-690-3OAI: diva2:664306
38th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 2009, INTER-NOISE 2009, 23-26 August 2009, Ottawa, Canada
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