By Barry Truax
This e-book attracts upon many conventional disciplines that take care of particular elements of sound, and offers fabric inside of an inter-disciplinary framework. It establishes a version for realizing all acoustic and aural reports either of their conventional kinds and as they've been considerably altered during this century by means of expertise.
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The introduction of low information background sounds suggests a trend towards homo1 "Acoustical Environment in the Open-Plan Office," Report prepared by the American Society for Testing and Materials, 1978. , 9380 Watson Industrial Park, St. Louis, MO. 63126. See also Environment and Behavior, 1982, 14 (3, 5). 24 SOUND, LISTENING, AND SOUNDSCAPE geneous environments with poor acoustic definition. Such environments do not encourage more active types of listening, and their prevalence may prevent listeners from experiencing any alternative.
The person's attention is directed inwards, and interaction with others is discouraged by the effort to "break through" that is required. Feelings of alienation and isolation can be the result. The exchange of acoustic information in a soundscape can also be thought of in terms of "feedback" concepts to describe the types of communicational relationships produced by "hi-fi" and "lo-fi" environments. The sound made by a person takes on the characteristics of the environment through the processes of reflection and absorption described earlier.
However, technology also creates the possibility of innovative and artistic experiences through the artificial constructions of sound now possible, and it is these alternatives that we will return to in the last few chapters of the book. Finally, through a communicational approach, we hope to establish useful criteria for acoustic design. , architectural acoustics, acoustical engineering, and audio engineering, have contributed extensive knowledge concerning the optimum SOUND / LISTENER-. \ •ENVIRONMENT Fig.
Acoustic Communication (Communication, Culture, and Information Studies) by Barry Truax