The soundscape as entelechy

Wednesday, 2013, April 24 - 15:00
Seminar by Mikel R. Nieto - Phonos grant 2012
April 24th at 15:00h
Room 55.410
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
C/ Roc Boronat 138, Barcelona

The word "landscape" is heard more and more in different fields, from architecture to sound creation. The way we see a landscape is a result of the culture in which we live. Since the emergence of the idea of ​​soundscape we could  say that a landscape can not only be seen, but also heard. The application of this concept, the soundscape, in sound creation with the use of field recordings, has created an aesthetic that sometimes approaches the idealization of the spaces and nature. A conflict between the real and the ideal.

The content of this talk is intended to question the idea of soundscape. Does the soundscape really exist? Can the sound recording of a space be considered landscape? What idea of soundscape are we creating?