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us: Soundscapes (Music)


  • Here are entered musical compositions that consist of natural or synthetic sounds from specific locations, sometimes manipulated electronically.

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    • us: Environmental sound compositions
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    • found: Work cat.: Quin, D. Forests [SR] p1997: container (Soundscape)
    • found: Schafer, R.M. The tuning of the world, 1977: glossary (Soundscape: the sonic environment; the term may refer to actual environments, or to abstract constructions such as musical compositions and tape montages, particularly when considered as an environment)
    • found: New Grove dict. of mus. online, June 18, 2003: under Schafer, R. Murray ([undertook] research into acoustic ecology, a field that he virtually invented, combining such disciplines as acoustics, geography, psychology, urbanology and aesthetics; led to his book The Tuning of the World (Toronto, 1977) and the founding of the World Soundscape Project (now the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology))
    • found: http://arts.sunydutchess.edu/soundscapes/ June 27, 2003: Soundscapes and acoustic ecology (Much of the current interest in soundscapes is an outgrowth of the work of the World Soundscape Project established in the early 1970s by the Canadian scholar, R. Murray Schafer; now a large world-wide community of artists, scholars and activists who are concerned with the sounds of our environment; awareness of sound as a part of everyday life, and creating artistic compositions which use sounds from various environments)
    • notfound: New Grove 2nd ed.
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered musical compositions that consist of natural or synthetic sounds from specific locations, sometimes manipulated electronically.
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    • 2002-11-18: new
    • 2003-07-15: revised
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