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Acoustic Territories seems like it’s worth a look

Posted in books, links on June 13th, 2010 by Nick – Be the first to comment

book-cover-acoustic-territoriesThomas Conner‘s recent “Music: Via Chicago” column on Brandon LaBelle‘s new book, Acoustic Territories, makes it seem like the book is worth a look-see. While I’m more into books that examine the nature of the music being produced, or said music’s sociological aspects, rather than the physiological – a la Daniel Levitin’s This Is Your Brain On Music or Oliver Sacks’ Musicophilia, for instance – I’m still interested in any writings that explore the nature of sound, just not to the extent of the more “story oriented” material.

However, Conner says of the book: “LaBelle’s study is pretty interesting, dissecting the purely sonic value and meanings of street noise and music and charting the ‘acoustic politics of space.’” For those more interested in the acoustic properties of sound, this seems like it’s worth a look. It’s out now from Continuum Books.