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The Journal of Sonic Studies
Journal of Sonic Studies, volume 4, nr. 1 (May 2013)Florian Hollerweger: STRAßENMUSIK AND EARDVERTS: PUBLIC LISTENING INTERVENTIONS AS AN ARTISTIC PRACTICE FOR ENCOURAGING AURAL AWARENESS IN AN EVERYDAY CONTEXT

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Abstract

This article discusses public listening interventions as an artistic research method to encourage and study aural awareness in everyday environments. I will first provide an overview of aestheticized listening practices in the sonic arts. This will be followed by a discussion of my public listening interventions Straßenmusik and EaRdverts, which I will situate within this wider context of artistic practice. From this perspective, I will adopt a sound artist’s perspective on the questions of how to study sound and enable a discourse on sonic experience. I will suggest possible contributions that sound art makes to this process.