Frans Ari Prasetyo is a scholar working at the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) and BRICK Research Institute whose work focuses on ethnography, visual anthropology, urban-rural planning, arts, history, and sub-cultures.
My sonic work “City Noise” proposes both an artistic and a theoretical approach to the city-sound relationship. The default assumption about this relationship is that sounds reflect a one-to-one relationship between soundscape and landscape, both drawing upon and revealing the physical and social landscapes from which they originate. However, the question can be posed regarding whether there actually is a direct relationship between sound and place in our increasingly globalized world. Due to this globalization, the relation between the local and the global has become more fluid, and the relation between sounds and scapes has begun to blur.