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Acoustic Dimension

Museumsquartier, Raum D / quartier21, 1010 Wien


25.09.2014 19h



Organisation und Moderation: Anamarija Batista (Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien)
Gäste: Peter Payer (Technisches Museum Wien), Lisa Grünwald (Unabhängige Kunsthistorikerin), Karmen Franinovic (ZHdK), Antje Lehn (Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien)

Abstract
Sound theorist Barry Truax comments on the significance of hearing and sound in our society as follows: »For many people in contemporary society, sound and hearing are simply taken for-granted phenomena of little special significance to daily life, except as they occur in the forms of oppressively loud noise or technological innovation, as in the latest in audio and computer technology« (Truax 1984). The question he analyzed in his book »Acoustic Communication« and which is important to ask in the context of acoustic dimension of the city is how does the complex system as the one, which the sound creates between the people and environment, function.

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Acoustic Dimension

Museumsquartier, Raum D / quartier21, 1010 Wien


25.09.2014 19h


And indeed the problematic of the noise affecting our mood, concentration and our health, Truax mentioned as the reason for considering the sound and its appearance, has become a primary aim of contemporary planning regulation processes. Applying a legislative norm, a society attempts to curtail consequences of non-extensive planning strategies concerning the acoustic space. This raises the question, which conditions of human thinking and experience remain hidden not exploring the sound environment of our city spaces.

At this evening we would like to discuss and to introduce the research on acoustic dimension of the city on the one hand focussing on an enactive approach to interactivity and to sound design on the other hand travelling back into historic sceneries of of the Viennese acoustic athmospheres.

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