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The Silenced Listener: Architectural Acoustics, the Concert Hall and the Conditions of Audience

The Silenced Listener: Architectural Acoustics, the Concert Hall and the Conditions of Audience The author considers the relationship between architecture, acoustics and audience. The author proposes we think of audience in a more active sense and attend to conditions of audience. This dynamic approach demonstrates how changes in architecture designed for sound both are related to social changes in practices of listening and influence how people come to experience sound. Such an approach reveals contemporary acoustic architecture as biased toward music as spectacle, with conditions of audience that demand a silenced and attentive listener. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Leonardo Music Journal MIT Press

The Silenced Listener: Architectural Acoustics, the Concert Hall and the Conditions of Audience

Leonardo Music Journal , Volume December 2012 (22) – Dec 1, 2012

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Publisher
MIT Press
Copyright
© 2012 ISAST
Subject
Perception
ISSN
0961-1215
eISSN
1531-4812
DOI
10.1162/LMJ_a_00100
Publisher site
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Abstract

The author considers the relationship between architecture, acoustics and audience. The author proposes we think of audience in a more active sense and attend to conditions of audience. This dynamic approach demonstrates how changes in architecture designed for sound both are related to social changes in practices of listening and influence how people come to experience sound. Such an approach reveals contemporary acoustic architecture as biased toward music as spectacle, with conditions of audience that demand a silenced and attentive listener.

Journal

Leonardo Music JournalMIT Press

Published: Dec 1, 2012

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