Sublime-sound-of-the-one-hand [Ryōan-ji]

Drever, John L.. 2015. Sublime-sound-of-the-one-hand [Ryōan-ji]. FocaalBlog, associated with Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology, [Article]

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My soundscape composition Sublime-sound-of-the-one-hand [Ryōan-ji] sounds out the acoustic ecology of the “quintessential … karesansui dry landscape garden” (UNESCO 1993: 41) Or, put another way, to limit “idiosyncratic and ambiguous” (BSI 2014: v) concepts spilling across interrelated disciplines, by implementing the new British International Standard’s definition of “soundscape,” the question is: how is “the acoustic environment perceived or experienced and/or understood by a person or people,” in the “context” of the karesansui dry landscape garden (BSI 2014:1)?

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Music > Unit for Sound Practice Research


3 August 2015Published

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11 Aug 2015 13:23

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