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Acoustic Environments in Change. Schafer, R. Murray (ed.). Five Village Soundscapes

Acoustic Environments in Change. Schafer, R. Murray (ed.). Five Village SoundscapesAcoustic Environments in Change. Schafer, R. Murray (ed.). Five Village Soundscapes

Helmi Järviluoma, Meri Kytö, Barry Truax, Heikki Uimonen & Noora Vikman (eds.)

TAMK University of Applied Sciences

Series A. Research Papers 13

Tampere 2009

ISSN 1456-0011

ISBN 978-952-5264-78-4

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In 1975, the Canadian World Soundscape Project research group visited five European villages. The villages, located in Sweden, Germany, Italy, France and Scotland were re-visited by the Finnish Acoustic Environments In Change project group, in the years 2000-2004, in order to study the changes in village soundscapes and undertake new approaches on the subject. In addition, the village of Nauvo in Finland was studied.

AEC formed one of the most extensive soundscape projects since the original World Soundscape Projects of 1970s. The project accumulated a large source of practical knowledge about grass roots level soundscapes of six European countries through narratives, memory and transitional documents. The collected data is presented and interpreted in the forthcoming publication. The work is based on international, multi-disciplinary studies of changes in the soundscapes. The study included European researchers, artists, journalists, local inhabitants and Canadian pioneers of soundscape studies. All share an interest in the relationships between soundscapes, the environment, and its various inhabitants.

Updated 13.02.2015