The Sound of a Room Memory and the Auditory Presence of Place
What does a place sound like – and how does the sound of place affect our perceptions, experiences, and memories? The Sound of a Room takes a poetic and philosophical approach to exploring these questions, providing a thoughtful investigation of the sonic aesthetics of our lived environments. Moving through a series of location-based case studies, the author uses his own field recordings as the jumping-off point to consider the underlying questions of how sonic environments interact with our ideas of self, sense of creativity, and memories. Advocating an awareness born of deep listening, this book offers practical and poetic insights for researchers, practitioners, and students of sound.
- In One Circle Bound
- A Day in the Life
- Performing Rooms
- The Sound of a Room at Prayer
- Walking through Urban Sound
- Landscapes, Beachscapes, Soundscapes
- Interviewing Space
- The Rooms We Make and the Rooms We Are
"Séan Street opens our ears.... [to] the sounds that exist inside us, both physically and psychologically.... [to] consider the sound of the rooms in our own minds, poems, novels, works of art.... Séan Street gently conducts us on."
—Hilary Davies, The Times Literary Supplement