What does a place sound like – and how does the sound of place affect our perceptions, experiences, and memories? The Sound of a Room takes a poetic and philosophical approach to exploring these questions, providing a thoughtful investigation of the sonic aesthetics of our lived environments. Moving through a series of location-based case studies, the author uses his own field recordings as the jumping-off point to consider the underlying questions of how sonic environments interact with our ideas of self, sense of creativity, and memories. Advocating an awareness born of deep listening, this book offers practical and poetic insights for researchers, practitioners, and students of sound.

chapter 1|18 pages

In One Circle Bound

chapter 2|16 pages

A Day in the Life

chapter 3|18 pages

Performing Rooms

chapter 4|15 pages

The Sound of a Room at Prayer

chapter 5|21 pages

Walking Through Urban Sound

chapter 6|18 pages

Landscapes, Beachscapes, Soundscapes

chapter 7|14 pages

Interviewing Space

chapter 8|16 pages

The Rooms We Make and the Rooms We Are