Nerds and music junkies of this here site may enjoy this book by Brandon Labelle. From the editor’s writeup on Amazon, it would seem this is not your average light read but for those marketing and PR people looking to better understand the consumer and his environment, Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life, may offer some new insight into how music plays a role in the world at large.
This is a remarkable exploration of how sound permeates all aspects of life – from the streets to our homes, and from shopping malls to the underground. Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life offers an expansive reading of auditory life. It provides a careful consideration of the performative dynamics inherent to sound culture and acts of listening, and discusses how auditory studies may illuminate understandings of contemporary society. Combining research on urbanism, popular culture and auditory issues, Acoustic Territories opens up multiple perspectives.
Available now from Amazon.