Towards an auraldiverse practice

Drever, John L.. 2022. 'Towards an auraldiverse practice'. In: CSIPM - Centro Superior de Investigación Y Promoción de la Música. Ciudad Universitaria de Cantoblanco, Madrid, Spain 17 May 2022. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Professor John L. Drever will present the evolving concept of aural diversity, which seeks to open up how we define hearing, departing from the prevailing universalised idealised mechanistic symmetrical formulation of the human sense of hearing, towards embracing and celebrating the reality of hearing from lived experience in all its diversity. The talk will look back at one of the earliest recorded urban noise studies, London Street Noises from 1928, from a time that predates the employment of the decibel and the preoccupation with hearing loss from exposure to sound. Moving to the present day, Drever will outline his own research into hand dryer noise, and his response through sound art practice in an attempt to devise inclusive, aurally diverse work.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Music > Unit for Sound Practice Research


17 May 2022Completed

Event Location:

Ciudad Universitaria de Cantoblanco, Madrid, Spain

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17 May 2022

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13 Sep 2022 10:53

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13 Sep 2022 10:53


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