Acoustic Competence‎: Investigating sonic empowerment in by Felix Urban

By Felix Urban

"Sonic empowerment” is a cultural tendency within which sound performs an ever expanding function. an individual is instantly concerned and for that reason holds an acoustic competence. hence, this ebook focuses not just at the sounds that we listen, but in addition encourages the conception of sounds in towns as correlations instead of mere audible phenomena. through interpreting noise laws, city making plans, sound layout, media use, and cultural trends, Felix city proves the lifestyles of an intertwined audible sphere in city agglomerations. With Acoustic Competence, he addresses the medical reader in addition to anyone drawn to the audible sphere of our towns. at the foundation of an interdisciplinary viewpoint, he summarises invaluable elements of city sound and cultural idea, which he then applies in case reviews: A deep dive into the varied sound cultures of 2 bright and unique cities—Johannesburg and Berlin.

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