Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Sound of Place

The sonic qualities of our environment, that is, the soundscape that is ever-present in our daily lives, helps to reinforce our sense of place. This post considers the potential of composed music's influence on creating the sound of place.
For the sake of this post the term "Music" will refer to anything man made in its sound structure.
For me, music can have a powerful memory trigger, it has the ability to transcend me to a place once visited. Memory is created around certain musical styles and specific tracks. Certain musical forms have distinct relationships to the places in which they were created. For example London UK, and the phenomina of dubstep, drum and bass. In my opinion the English sound in these musical genres is so unique. The artist and tune below awake my memory and senses which trigger the remembrance of paths once travelled. I can smell the city, see the faces, hear the bustle of the street, feel the pace at which the city moves.

The Sound of Place

Burial - Archangel


  1. AnonymousJuly 20, 2011

    Its amazing how this album transports you back to london. such humble beginnings dubstep had..

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