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A Typology for Listening in Place

Paper written with Pedro Rebelo and Matt Green at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), Queen's University Belfast. Presented at the 2008 Mobile Music Workshop in Vienna.


Sound technologies, particularly mobile and locative media technologies, can provide unique listening experiences within situations that are not themselves exclusive zones for sonic projection, meditation or exploration. This paper seeks to contribute to the understanding of locative sound design by presenting a framework consisting of three spatial archetypes: the Theatre, the Museum and the City. These serve as metaphors through which we can articulate different types of relations between listener, sound and place. The Mobile Music Player has been chosen as an example of a listening condition that both characterises and traverses the Theatre, the Museum and the City listening archetypes.

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Available from the online proceedings (pages 15-18).

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       author = {Pedro Rebelo and Matt Green and Florian Hollerweger},
       title = {A Typology for Listening in Place},
       booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2008 Mobile Music Workshop, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria},
       pages = {15--18},
       year = {2008}}
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