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Listening Together, Making Place

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 August 2012

Katharine Norman*
MTI Research Centre, Clephan Building, De Montfort University, Leicester LE1 9BH, United Kingdom


In this paper I examine metaphors of place and place making, with reference to the phenomenological tradition and in particular Edward S. Casey, in relation both to sound-based music and art concerned with environment, and to listening and environmental sound. I do so in order to consider how aspects of place-making activity might be incorporated in aurally perceived works, and elicited in listeners, so that we might perhaps achieve a greater sense of ‘connectedness’ to sound-based music and art that is itself about – in some way – our connectedness to the environment. Three works, by Feld, Monacchi and López, form the basis for investigation.

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