Dr Heikki Uimonen and Meri Kyto will discuss their experiences of Acoustic Environments in Change (AEC) and the Five Village Soundscapes project
Acoustic Environments in Change (AEC) & Five Village Soundscapes
Heikki Uimonen & Meri Kyto
Dr Heikki Uimonen from the University of Tampere and Meri Kyto from the University of Eastern Finland and currently a Visiting Researcher in Goldsmiths Music Department will discuss their experiences of Acoustic Environments in Change (AEC) and the Five Village Soundscapes project
In 1975, the Canadian World Soundscape Project research group visited five European villages. The villages, located in Sweden, Germany, Italy, France and Scotland were re-visited by the Finnish Acoustic Environments in Change project group, in the years 2000-2004, in order to study the changes in village soundscapes and undertake new approaches on the subject. In addition, the village of Nauvo in Finland was studied.
AEC formed one of the most extensive soundscape projects since the original World Soundscape Projects of 1970s. The project accumulated a large source of practical knowledge about grass roots level soundscapes of six European countries through narratives, memory and transitional documents. The collected data is presented and interpreted in the forthcoming publication. The work is based on international, multi-disciplinary studies of changes in the soundscapes. The study included European researchers, artists, journalists, local inhabitants and Canadian pioneers of soundscape studies.
Supported by Sound Practice Research
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|15 Mar 2012||12:30pm - 2:00pm|
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