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Sound Works

A Cultural Theory of Sound Design

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Sound Works by Holger Schulze
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What is sound design? What function does it have in the early 21st century, and what role could it play in the near future? This book explores the current state of functional sound design, its recent history, its characteristic forms of labor, and how it is deeply interwoven with everyday life practices. This book is broken down into four parts: a historical overview of sound design that traces sound design from its novel beginnings to the efficiencies of today's practices; a visual section brings the reader into the sound designer's workbench; a cultural analysis of sonic patterns; and an analysis of how sound design today exists in a surveillance society. For professional sound designers and sound artists, design aficionados and passionate listeners, and researchers in the fields of sound studies, design research, and cultural studies, this volume provides an essential introduction to sound design as well as a provocative critique of contemporary design practices and sound cultures.

Author Biography

Holger Schulze is Professor in Musicology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and principal investigator at the Sound Studies Lab. His research focuses on the cultural history of the senses, sound in popular culture and the anthropology of media. He is the editor of Sound Studies (2008) and Sound as Popular Culture (2016) and author of The Sonic Persona (Bloomsbury, 2018). Julia Krause is a sound artist, theater sound designer and artistic researcher. Her work focuses on sound and audiowalks as well as on site-specific sound art installations. Her publications include Raum Klang Koerper des Audiospaziergangs. (2010), Body of Work (2012), and This Story is Fiction (2016). Carla J. Maier is a sound studies scholar with a focus on sound practices in popular music, transcultural and urban club culture and contemporary Black-/Asian-British literature. Her publications include Transcultural Sound Practices (2013), The Sound of Skateboarding (2016), and Sonic Transductions (forthcoming 2019).
Release date NZ
December 27th, 2018
Pages
256
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Bloomsbury Academic USA
ISBN-13
9781501330223
Product ID
26881862

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