By Brandon LaBelle
Acoustic Territories: Sound tradition and daily Life bargains an expansive interpreting of auditory existence. It offers a cautious attention of the performative dynamics inherent to sound tradition and acts of listening, and discusses how auditory reports may well light up understandings of up to date society. Combining examine on urbanism, pop culture and auditory concerns, Acoustic Territories opens up a number of views - it demanding situations debates surrounding noise toxins and charts an "acoustic politics of space" through unfolding auditory adventure as positioned inside of higher cultural histories and similar ideologies.
Brandon LaBelle strains auditory existence via a topographic constitution: starting with underground territories, via to the house as a domain, after which additional, to streets and neighborhoods, and eventually to the sky itself. This constitution follows sound because it looks in particular auditory designs, because it is mobilized inside numerous cultural tasks, and queries the way it involves flow via way of life as a medium for social transformation. Acoustic Territories uncovers the embedded tensions and potentiality inherent to sound because it exists within the daily areas round us.
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Might the underground be heard additionally as a condition of anticipation? A space that already awaits the appearance of the echo, the specter of the acousmatic voice, to announce a break in the vector of time and meaning? 30 z Acoustic Territories IMAGE 4 Exposed layout of a bomb shelter, USA, 1963. Resistance I’ve been exploring the underground as a concrete space as well as a geographic coordinate that comes to generate particular fantasies and social exchanges; tuning in to the acoustics of the underground reveals a larger set of ambiguities, myths of marginality, and the force of an echoic listening.
Revitalizing the dead body turns the underground into a ghost town, a haunted soil populated by the undead always readying itself to surface in terrifying shapes. The underground then is a space of creaks and murmurs, a slow shifting of acoustical particles that hover on the threshold of perception, and which carry the possibility of threat, danger, and inversion, suggesting that what lies underneath surreptitiously mirrors what lies above in full view. We might think of that resounding heartbeat found in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” which sounds from below the floorboards, leading the protagonist to admit his guilt as a murderer and reveal the buried body to the unsuspecting detectives.
The subway might be said to supplement the urban imaginary with subterranean events and visions, materializing in a mixture of social confrontation, shadowy reveries, sensory experience, and aggression. —produces a set of highly unique social transpositions and coordinates, generating innumerable intersections of social difference that realign demographic delineations or markings. For the subway is for everyone (even those who can not pay, for instance, seem to find a way in), and yet it’s mysteriously without individual character: as an urban space it is largely systematic, mechanical, with each station linked into a greater, uniform identity, while supporting the unique movements of individual itinerary.
Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life by Brandon LaBelle