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dc.contributor.authorAlarcón Díaz, Ximena
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-19T12:57:04Z
dc.date.available2010-01-19T12:57:04Z
dc.date.issued2007-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/3216
dc.description.abstractThrough interrelating the Acoustic Communication concepts of soundscape with contemporary collective memory studies, this research project explores the relationship between commuters and the London Underground (LU) soundscape in order to create an interactive sonic environment on the Internet. The methodology combines fieldwork and artistic work, focusing on commuters’ perceptions of time and space, and on their sonic memories, as elements through which to interpret the space. The objective of the fieldwork is to investigate commuters’ aural memories of the LU soundscape, including the feelings and sensations that it stimulates. The artistic objective is to facilitate the interaction between the soundscape and its users through an interface that allows a creative combination of sounds to assemble aural memories into a sound-driven multimedia experience. Twenty-four commuters participated in the ethnographic study during the three phases of the research; they followed the researcher’s model, which combines the processes of listening and remembering. The researcher thus developed an interactive sonic environment where commuters can experience a non-linear virtual journey through the soundscape of LU, then apply this as a means of reflecting on the original commuting experience. The interactive nature of the process makes it possible for individual memories to be linked in a creative shared experience; it fosters the development of on-line sound-driven narratives.en
dc.description.urihttp://soundingunderground.org
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDe Montfort Universityen
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden
dc.subjectsoundscapeen
dc.subjectcollective memoryen
dc.subjectLondon Undergrounden
dc.subjectsonic arten
dc.subjectethnographyen
dc.subjectmultimedia arten
dc.subjectcommuting experienceen
dc.subjectInternet based arten
dc.titleAn interactive sonic environment derived from commuters' memories of the soundscape: a case study of the London Undergrounden
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.publisher.departmentMusic, Technology and Innovation Research Centreen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
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