Sound Instance: A Inner Soundwalk Through Life (68011)

Session Information: Interdisciplinary Arts
Session Chair: Hoang Nam Tran

Monday, 29 May 2023 12:00
Session: Session 1
Room: Room B (Live Stream)
Presentation Type:Live-Stream Presentation

The soundscape is characterized as a collection of sounds available in the world, related to different contexts and origins, seeking to guide and share information, contributing to the well-being of society and other ecosystems. Murray Schafer, the author who originally developed this concept, stresses the need for a greater recognition of the sonic reality, through the selection and differentiation of sounds that contribute to a tuning of the world and to the balance and well-being of humanity. To this end, the soundwalk is an empirical method of sound exploration in different places, focusing on the individual's daily life, with the aim of changing minds and encouraging action through a critical perception of the environment. Together with ethnography, it's possible to give sound its due importance in relation to the processes of individual representation, in manners of social, professional and emotional life. To guarantee individual representation means to provide the human being with new tools for the long process of reflection, by recognizing his environment, the sounds that represent him and his perspective on his respective function in it. In order to provide more information about the importance of this inner sound environment in relation to the individual reality, the concept of sound instance helps us to know more about the whole sound field existing in the individual's life. Divided into four different sub-fields, but essential to the process of individual representation, these are called the Sound Matrix, Sound Cycles, Sound Traces and Sound Interference.

Ricardo Mestre, University of Algarve and Aberta University, Portugal

About the Presenter(s)
Mr Ricardo Mestre is a University Doctoral Student at Algarve University and Aberta University in Portugal

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00