Wrightson, Kendall


An Introduction to Acoustic Ecology

eContact!, vol. 5, no. 3. Montréal: CEC
Also published in: Journal of Electroacoustic Music: Vol. 12. London: Sonic Arts Network: 11-15.

URL: http://cec.concordia.ca/econtact/NAISA/introduction.html

Language(s): English


Acoustic Ecology Noise Pollution Soundscape Studies Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music


Acoustic ecology devised by R. Murray Schafer concerns the study of noise pollution. This paper presents the main ideas and theories of acoustic ecology: the dominance of the visual above the listening experience, the analysis methods related to the soundscape, relationships between the soundscape and society, the impact of noise on human psychology and the place of Schafer’s ideas in current acoustic ecology.