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Music, Sound and Space. Transformations of Public and Private Experience [note de lecture]

Abstract : Reading a book like this, one cannot fail to be impressed by the scale and ambition of the undertaking. As the title suggests, its purpose is to link up music, sound and space by revealing the transformations in public and private experience. Though music is central to this book it is certainly not restricted to the art world nor yet to concert halls. On the contrary the aim is to open up the world of music, by testing it against many fields of knowledge, questioning and investigation. Just looking through the table of contents makes one realise the large number of subjects studied: the history of sound installations, new technologies for listening to music, broadcasting of background music in the workplace, the soundscape of a hospital or an Islamic village, the use of sound in healing or in war, among others. In a way Music, Sound and Space sets out to take stock of the consequences of technology’s growing involvement in the production of contemporary sound spaces, and to reveal the various sound forces shaping social life.
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Jean-Paul Thibaud. Music, Sound and Space. Transformations of Public and Private Experience [note de lecture]. 2013, ⟨hal-01560128⟩



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