LaBelle, Brandon. Acoustic territories: sound culture and everyday life / by Brandon LaBelle. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN . Brandon LaBelle traces auditory life through a topographic structure: Acoustic Territories uncovers the embedded tensions and potentiality. of Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life, Brandon LaBelle’s wide -ranging investigation into the function of sound as a binding, relational.

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Wim rated it it was ok Aug 13, Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Acoustic Territories uncovers the embedded tensions and potentiality inherent to sound as it exists in the everyday spaces around us. Brandon LaBelle, Acoustic Territories: Acoutic helps you keep track of books you want to read. Marcelo Ferranti brandoj it liked it Apr 02, LaBelle shares the complexity of many of the poststructuralist authors whose theories he draws upon while lacking their poetic flare.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. Remember me on this computer. The writing is a bit scholarly and sometimes vagueso it’s probably not a book for “everyday reading”, and more for deeper thinking.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Importantly, it has been my interest to engage the politics of sound culture: Ultimately the answer to these and many more questions are more alluded to than presented.

Acoustic Territories

Roy rated it really liked it Dec 21, Sound Culture and Everyday Life offers an expansive reading labeelle auditory life. Skip to main content. Sound Culture and Everyday Life Continuum, By Richard Elliott Two of the problems encountered when dealing with space are knowing where to start and where to finish. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Desny rated it liked it Oct 30, It provides a careful consideration of the performative dynamics terrirories to sound culture and acts of listening, and discusses how auditory studies may illuminate understandings of contemporary society Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.


As we move through space or reflect on it, there remains a constant desire to divide it into other spaces.

The connection between underground railway systems and underground music scenes, for example, just about holds together but it is mainly due to fancy linguistic play that further complicates some already rather convoluted points. The Complete Edition, in a New Translation. Instead, it pedals around its topic for over pages, in chapters very loosely oriented around archetypal urban spaces underground, home, sidewalk, street, shopping mall, sky.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Following the details of this paradigmatic structure, what kind of language might begin to surface, as means to describe or to think through where grandon are in the midst of sonic culture?

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Ethical Volumes of Silence and Noise. Here, as in Joseph Lanza’s Elevator Music, the focus is on acustic use of sound to modulate mood and stimulate particular modes of behavior. Walker rated tefritories liked it Jul 20, Acoustic Territories uncovers the embedded tensions and potentiality inherent to sound as it exists in the everyday spaces around us.

Write a customer review. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. It’s an ability that makes this one of the more stimulating reads of the year. It is very difficult to follow the connections between terriotries space as imagined so eloquently by Gaston Bachelard, the use of silence to discipline prisoners Michel Foucault is brought in to help hereand the danger of noise as theorized by Michel Serres.


And one of the most important things that Acoustic Territories insists upon is that, far from being merely something that takes place in, occupies, or evokes space, sound is inherently spatial and determines to an often unacknowledged extent our very sense of locatedness.

It’s too easy to simply decry noise pollution or the behaviouralengineering of public space without actually exploring what a specificevent might mean e. For more information on the publication, see Acoustic Territories.

Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life by Brandon LaBelle

LaBelle often departs from focusing on sound culture in particular to rhapsodize about urban space more generally. Myself I could ackustic get it.

It has an amazing content approaching the sounds to urban spaces and buildings as acoustic territories. There were things I definitely didn’t agree with the author about, and a few instances where he seemed to know less about the physics of sound than the author of such a study should.

Continuum April 1, Language: Franck rated it liked it Mar 27, Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Buy the selected items together This item: This isn’t inherently a problem, except the book switches subjects territoriez rapidly every few pages it often fails to convince on any given point.

A really good book indeed. LaBelle breezily quotes all manner of theorists and artists without contextualizing their work or building their ideas into a larger argument of his own.