The sonic environment is an indicator for the quality of life
One crucial aspect, however, remains open and leads to a multitude of
questions: Is this, what our hearing is exposed to, satisfying and
enhancing our individual, social, functional, biological, economical,
aesthetic and existential needs and endeavors? If not, which concepts
exist to “orchestrate” everyday life’s cacophony? Which methods exist
to successfully evaluate the quality of soundscapes? Which criteria and
values have to be developed, which practical constraints and habits to
be dismissed in order to design the everyday as a “Hörenswürdigkeit”,
which means: as something worth listening to?
improve the Global Composition to make the world more liveable?
Within this process: What role does media play and relation to its
commodification of sound? Are there valid approaches to or even
successful examples of shaping the soundscape in ways that are
beneficial or at least acceptable for a majority? Are there strategies
for overcoming the societal, political and economic hindrances that
inhibit the inclusion of auditory considerations in the making of a
sustainable society? What is the role of art in developing paradigms
for auditory solutions applied to our living environments?
foster listening abilities within the concert of the senses?
Last but not least, what educational concepts and methods exist for
integrating listening abilities into the concert of the senses, and
develop auditory faculties as important tools for understanding,
criticizing, shaping and designing the global environment? More infos
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