2 3 live&learn&rejoice: soundscape

November 21, 2011


the word "soundscape" was coined by composer R. Murray Schafer to identify sounds that "describe a place, a sonic identity, a sonic memory, but always a sound that is pertinent to a place" (Wagstaff, G. 2000).

tokyo -- "irrashaimase"

trekking in nepal -- "nemaste. mitai."

hong kong -- the clicking of mahjong tiles

patagonia -- wind blowing

antigua, guatemala -- firecrackers popping

airports -- that infernal loop about baggage being watched all the time