Scorescapes: on Sound, Environment and Sonic Consciousness

Research —

‘Scorescapes: on Sound, Environment and Sonic Consciousness’ paper in Leonardo Journal (Vol.48-2, 2015) MIT Press. Pre-published online in Leonardo Just Accepted June 2014

Abstract: Scorescapes investigates how sound mediates our relationship to the environment and how contemporary multidisciplinary art practices can articulate this. It joins the author’s own artistic practice with a theoretical analysis of the field, highlighting how relationships to the environment drawn through sound are profoundly bound up with technology. Key concepts include: making the inaudible audible; underwater sound and cetacean communication; field recordings and the contextual basis of sound; typologies of listening; the score as relationship; and techno-intuition.