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March 19, 2007

Spaces Speak, Are You Listening? Experiencing Aural Architecture


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Barry Blesser and Linda-Ruth Salter's blog for Spaces Speak, Are You Listening? Experiencing Aural Architecture contains numerous articles, discussions, Podcast, reviews, and lecture notes on the subject. One can get a good idea about the basic issues without first having to get the book. From their introduction:

"We experience spaces not only by seeing but also by listening. We can navigate a room in the dark, and "hear" the emptiness of a house without furniture. Our experience of music in a concert hall depends on whether we sit in the front row or under the balcony. The unique acoustics of religious spaces acquire symbolic meaning. Social relationships are strongly influenced by the way that space changes sound. In Spaces Speak, Are You Listening?, Barry Blesser and Linda-Ruth Salter examine auditory spatial awareness: experiencing space by attentive listening. Every environment has an aural architecture."

Posted by jo at March 19, 2007 07:01 AM