Auditory capital, media publics and the sounding arts

Lacey, Kate (2017) Auditory capital, media publics and the sounding arts. In: Corbussen, Marcel, Meelberg, Vincent and Truax, Barry (eds.) The Routledge companion to sounding art. Routledge Music Companions . Routledge, New York, pp. 213-222. ISBN 9781138780613

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Abstract

Much has been written about the relationship between the sounding arts and the art of listening. Generally speaking, much of that attention has been paid to the specific listening positions demanded or inspired by particular artists and their works. There might also be close attention paid to the different levels of what we might call ‘auditory capital’ that individuals bring to bear in their engagement with a particular work of art. This chapter, by contrast, sets out to explore the idea that over the long twentieth century, the sounding arts have necessarily been encountered by listeners whose listening practices have always already been produced in not insignificant ways by - or at least in relation to - the changing media culture. In other words, the revolutionary introduction of audio and audiovisual media into domestic and everyday routines has gradually, but persistently and fundamentally, altered the baseline of auditory experience of the publics from which the sounding arts draw their audiences.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Arts and Humanities > Media and Film
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology > GN301 Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology > GN406 Cultural traits, customs, and institutions
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0621 Culture
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM0708 Social capital
M Music. Literature on music. Musical instruction and study > M Music > M0005 Instrumental music > M0176.5 Radio and television music
M Music. Literature on music. Musical instruction and study > M Music > M0005 Instrumental music > M1470 Aleatory music. Electronic music. Mixed media
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P0087 Communication. Mass media
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics > TK7881.4 Sound systems. Sound recording. Sound reproduction
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Depositing User: Kate Lacey
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2017 11:03
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2020 11:10
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/66966

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