Marcel Cobussen

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pp. 96–105

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Chapter of: Engaging with Everyday Sounds(pp. 96–105)
The notions of soundwalking, aural ecology, and soundmarks are discussed in this chapter, alongside the recording of sounds and how it interacts with these sounds. There is a conclusion of the author’s objectives – that one develops a (re)sensitization to one’s acoustic environment, so that one can see how they evoke a sense of time, space, distance, direction, and motion – as well as how they affect one’s behavior, mood, (inter)actions, and wellbeing. It is further emphasized that listening is not an activity that only living beings are capable of – “the vibrational force of sound means that it acts upon entities regardless of whether those entities are consciously listening to it or not” (Gallagher et al.).