Soundmapping Beyond The Grid: alternative cartographies of sound (2016)

Isobel Anderson

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Drawing from projects that already map sound in unconventional and creative ways, including my collaborative project with Fionnuala Fagan, Stories Of The City: Sailortown (2012), this article explores forms of soundmapping that expand the online gridded soundmap platform. Not only do these examples map the invisible “in-between-spaces” of personal relationships to sound, but also the unseen spaces of urban architectures. Sound is intangible, ephemeral, and invisible in nature, and therefore possesses profound potentials to map invisible geographies, which might otherwise lay silent. We will only bring voice to these other layers of experience if we embrace cartography as a creative and potentially empowering platform.
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keywordssoundmap, soundmapping, carthography, Sonic Studies
last modified14/01/2016
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published inJournal of Sonic Studies
portal issue11. Issue 11

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