Westerkamp, Hildegarde

2001

Speaking from Inside the Soundscape

In Rothenberg, D. & Ulvaeus, M. (eds.) The Book of Music & Nature. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press: 143-152.

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Acoustic Ecology Soundscape Studies Soundscape Composition Listening Experience

Abstract:

In this chapter, the author describes the intimate relationship she feels between herself as a soundscape composer and the environmental materials with which she creates her work. She exemplifies her relationship with sound through a series of written transcriptions of several of her recordings during which she described or verbally interjected in relation to the soundscape being recorded at the time.