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  • Provides a comprehensive, easy-to-use introduction to the field
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Soundscape

Soundscape

The soundscape is the sound (or sonic) environment: both as we hear it in our daily lives and as it is heard on radio.

The Canadian composer R. Murray Shafer first coined this useful term to refer to the ‘sonic environment’ (Bull and Back, 2003: 21). A soundscape is like a ...

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