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Sounds as spatial language


Our spatial experience involves listening to musical and non-musical sound sources (natural or artificial), this experience being subjectively appropriate based on the ordering of sounds and noises within the scope of our standards of rationality. Noises, sounds and music have increasingly become part of geographic studies, and active listening becomes valuable in this process, in the same way as vision. The objective of this article is to highlight the fact that sounds constitute spatial languages, a means of communicating ideas or feelings through sound sources. This proposition infers that when listening to music an individual also "hears the territory", insofar as musical characteristics such as melody, harmony, scale and rhythm are related to specific spatial conditioning.
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hal-04501941 , version 1 (13-03-2024)




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Alessandro Dozena. Sounds as spatial language. 2024. ⟨hal-04501941⟩
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