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The Journal of Sonic Studies
Journal of Sonic Studies, volume 1, nr. 1 (October 2011)Vincent Meelberg; Marcel Cobussen: REFLECTIONS ON SONIC ENVIRONMENTS

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Abstract

At home, whether in the study or in the bedroom; outside, while shopping or jogging; at a dance event or in a gym – we are always surrounded by sounds. Sounds of (background) music, sounds of sirens, the silent drone of a PC, buzzing mosquitoes during a sultry night, sounds of neighbors, footsteps at the front door of my dwelling, sounds produced by my body. Accidental sounds or results from sound design; disturbing or pleasant sounds; attracting attention or registered (almost) unconsciously …

This essay consists of 15 short reflections on sounds in our everyday life, sounds which were topical while working on this contribution. A kind of sonic diary.