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Did you Hear the Trains Singing?

Foa, Maryclare (2011) Did you Hear the Trains Singing? In: Mapping Environmental Issues in the City. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography, Part 2 . Springer, pp. 226-245.

Type of Research: Book Section
Creators: Foa, Maryclare

The material, spatial, and social conditions of place can be revealed through ambient sound, while awareness of the affects of sound interacting with place can enhance humankind’s understanding of being in place. It was not until I arrived in Montreal that I could know the indigenous sounds of this city: the constant hum of air conditioners and the two-tone sound of the metro trains on entering and leaving their stations. Calling for a refreshed awareness of place, I invited participants of the Art and Cartography workshop to perform a collaborative Montreal Driftsong; a sonic interaction with place. This chapter describes the research undertaken prior to the workshop and the collaborative Driftsong performance of the workshop participants. This includes a reflection on the impact of sound throughout the workshop event, as I pondered the possibilities of sonically mapping place?

Official Website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22441-6_13
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Springer
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Camberwell College of Arts
Date: 2011
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1007/978-3-642-22441-6_13
Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2011 08:52
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2012 15:20
Item ID: 4948
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/4948

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