Sound means: towards an epistemology of auditory experience

Date created: 
2013-12-06
Identifier: 
etd8137
Keywords: 
Embodied cognition
Soundscape
Listening
Epistemology
Electroacoustics
Prosthesis
Music
Abstract: 

The project constructs an account of the role of aural experience and soundscape perception in outlining an epistemology of auditory experience. Using ecological models, the project proposes listening and sound-making as situated, embodied, cognitive practices, and develops an account of acoustic epistemology as a form of supra-rational knowledge, based on a model of transduction between material sound energy and the conceptual. The practice of sound-making is proposed as a prosthetic 'technology of the self', and electroacoustic mediation is discussed in terms of mimesis and re-embodiment.

Document type: 
Graduating extended essay / Research project
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Senior supervisor: 
Barry Truax
Department: 
Arts & Social Sciences: Liberal Studies Program
Thesis type: 
(Project) M.A.L.S.
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