Soundscapes of the urban past : staged sound as mediated cultural heritage / Karin Bijsterveld (ed.).

by Bijsterveld, Karin, 1961- [editor.]Looking glass; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Institut für Kulturwissenschaft. Sound Studies Lab [issuing body.]Looking glass.

Series: Sound studies: Publisher: Bielefeld, Germany : Transcript, [2013]Description: 229 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9783837621792; 3837621790.Subject(s): Sound in artLooking glass | City soundsLooking glass | City sounds -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam | City sounds -- England -- LondonLooking glass | City sounds -- Germany -- BerlinLooking glass | Cities and towns in artLooking glass | Sound -- Social aspectsLooking glassNote: "A publication of the Sound Studies Lab at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin."--Page 3.Note: Includes bibliographical references.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

We cannot simply listen to our urban past. Yet we encounter a rich cultural heritage of city sounds presented in text, radio and film. How can such "staged sounds" express the changing identities of cities? This volume presents a collection of studies on the staging of Amsterdam, Berlin and London soundscapes in historical documents, radio plays and films, and offers insights into themes such as film sound theory and museum audio guides. In doing so, this book puts contemporary controversies on urban sound in historical perspective, and contextualises iconic presentations of cities. It addresses academics, students, and museum workers alike. With contributions by Jasper Aalbers, Karin Bijsterveld, Carolyn Birdsall, Ross Brown, Andrew Crisell, Andreas Fickers, Annelies Jacobs, Evi Karathanasopoulou, Patricia Pisters, Holger Schulze, Mark M. Smith and Jonathan Sterne.

"A publication of the Sound Studies Lab at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin."--Page 3.

Includes bibliographical references.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Karin Bijsterveld is a historian and Professor of Science, Technology and Modern Culture at Maastricht University, Netherlands. Her research focuses on technological cultures of sound. She co-edited the Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies (together with Trevor Pinch).