Soundscape Design

Disciplines of Study [DoS]  >  Acoustic Communication  >  Soundscape Studies  ]

A new interdiscipline combining the talents of scientists, social scientists and artists (particularly musicians). Soundscape design attempts to discover principles and to develop techniques by which the social, psychological and aesthetic quality of the acoustic environment or soundscape may be improved.

The techniques of soundscape design are both educational and technical. The latter include the elimination or restriction of certain sounds (noise abatement), the evaluation of new sounds before they are introduced indiscriminately into the environment, as well as the preservation of certain sounds (soundmarks), and above all the imaginative combination and balancing of sounds to create attractive and stimulating acoustic environments. Soundscape design may also include the composition of actual environments, and in this respect it is contiguous with contemporary musical composition.

To the extent that it attempts to understand individual, community and cultural behaviour, soundscape design takes the broad perspective of a communicational discipline, and touches such other areas as sociology, anthropology, psychology and geography. (Source: Barry Truax - Handbook for Acoustic Ecology CD-ROM Edition. Cambridge Street Publishing, 1999 - CSR-CDR 9901)


See also:

Acoustic Ecology, Hi-Fi and Lo-Fi, Masking, Noise Pollution, Soundwalk



English - Español - Français - Deutch - Italiano

Alphabetical order - Chronological order

Frayne, Nigel (2004). Acoustic Design in the Built Environment
Föllmer, Golo (1999a). Klangorganisation im öffentlichen Raum (Sound Organisations in Public Spaces)
Gasior, Lisa, McCartney, Andra (2004). From Mixing Board to Museums: Diane Leboeuf, Sound Designer
Nishimura, Atsushi (2005). A Tiny Field for Soundscape Design: A Case Study of the Soundscape Museum in Osaka, Japan
Sterne, Jonathan (2003). Sounds Like the Mall of America: Programmed Music and the Architectonics of Commercial Space
Wishart, Trevor (1984). Soundscape Design in the Jorvik Viking Centre Museum


buy levitra 20mg in france purchase piracetam flagyl 4000 mg buy cheapest acamprol in new york discount diflucan discounts for nexium prilosec otc cost 10mg lipitor cheap olanzapine in uk bactrim plus fmg buy sustanon buy silagra 100 mg in uk order mestilon fluticasone 250 50 28 over the counter fluticasone spray lipitor 20mg naltrexone without prescription about naltrexone costs kamagra oral jelly over the counter information about imatinib mesylate canada nexium tab 20mg ciprofloxacin 2 gram iv cheap flagyl in united states best price for gleevec modalert for cheap in uk more info norvasc mg levipil lowest price rifaximin 200mg tablets over counter nexium buy cheapest tadasoft in france buy generic attentrol more info about buy sustanon low prices more info about buy cheap urimax sustanon 10ml more azithromycin 500 mg tab orlistat 60 mg buy dilantin without prescription arcalion sulbutiamine 200mg information sustanon 250 gains price fluticasone 1300 mg of quetiapine metronidazole buy azithromycin 250 mg quickness in new york bactrim generic drug zithromax 500mg enalapril 10mg w 925 generic iressa prilosec lowest price sale bactrim 800 160 mg more info about generic pill for omeprazole