Wynne, John


Language ecology and photographic sound in the McWorld

Organised Sound: Vol. 11, No. 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 45-54.

URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=OSO

Language(s): English


Acoustic Ecology Utterance Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music


The unique sounds of the world’s small-scale languages are being extinguished at an alarming rate. This article explores links between acoustic ecology and language ecology and outlines an approach to the creation of archive material as both source for and useful by-product of sound art practice and research. Through my work with endangered clicklanguages in the Kalahari Desert, it considers the boundaries between language and music and discusses the use of flat speaker technology to explore new relations between sound and image, portrait and soundscape in a cross-cultural context.

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Wynne, John (2004). Fallender Ton für 207 Lautsprecher Boxen (Falling tone for 207 loudspeaker boxes)