Each technology exerts a change in the acoustic environment. The development of mobile phones has expanded the space-time limits of sound and the ability to interfere in the forms of socialization and relationship with places. In addition to reproducing the voice, these devices promote multilayer listening that adds ringtones, notifications, alerts, and any sound generated by applications or accessible through the Internet.
This research aims to study contemporary listening mediated by mobile phones, analyzing the disruptive effect generated by their sounds and listening through loudspeakers or buzzer speakers, technical means that articulate sonorities, and acoustic perceptions that limit information and add noise. The methodology used is hybrid. It focuses mainly on Arts-Based Research with experimental practices that explore techniques, materials, and media, as well as qualitative methods that provide points of view and opinions, fieldwork recording sounds, and pedagogy toward designing strategies that encourage other listening perspectives. The results materialize in pieces and panels in the form of installations that show different models of mobile phone loudspeakers, highlighting their aesthetic, technical, and symbolic aspects. The panel contains loudspeakers placed on sound-absorbing acoustic foam, and the listening sound soundscapes as maps that connect to the idea of the typical sound diversity of these devices (activated by sensors or buttons). Among other topics, the work deals with the archeology of the media and the precarious sounds that extend low-fidelity listening.
Keywords: disruptive media; precarious sonorities; mobile speakers; listening panels.