Sound Romance

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

Any past or disappearing sound remembered nostalgically, particularly when idealized or otherwise given special importance. Whereas new sounds are often experienced as sound phobias, old or past sounds are often elevated to the category of sound romances in memory. Many such sounds were often regarded as unimportant when actually current ; yet later, hearing them may trigger strong memories.

Sounds experienced during childhood, for instance, often become romances for the adult. After moving away from a given area, particularly one strongly linked with sound, such as a community by the ocean, to a place lacking those familiar sounds, these may also acquire a romantic or nostalgic quality. Other sounds go beyond having only personal romance qualities and are valued and preserved by a society as soundmarks.

(Source : Barry Truax - Handbook for Acoustic Ecology CD-ROM Edition. Cambridge Street Publishing, 1999 - CSR-CDR 9901)


See also:

Earwitness, Sound Phobia, Soundmark



English - Español - Français - Deutch - Italiano

Alphabetical order - Chronological order


more memantine tablet buy finasteride online info about 10 mg norvasc azithromycin 250 mg quickness rapamune generic simvastatin 20 nizonide for sale buy iressa 250mg tadaga 40mg 10mg amitriptyline more info tadaga cialis orlistat wholesale buy cheapest floricot information irovel 300 without prescription buy natamet 500mg azithromycin no script in mayami purchase doxycycline diflucan tablets in mayami fertyl for sale doxycycline 100mg cap non prescription nexium prilosec cost azithromycin tablets 250 mg 6-pack prilosec costa rica buy monodox diflucan price generic enalapril 1300 mg of quetiapine more info about order lithosun bupropion 75 mg cheapest piracetam bupropion 24 xl tab 300mg buy piracetam in canada 1 gram azithromycin enalapril maleate w 975 budeprion sr 150mg in mayami buy generic naltima purchase terbicip in mexico nodict for sale buy avanafil online buy amlodac without a prescription more info about quetiapine oracea cheap about buy floricot price fluticasone fludrocortisone