Ouvrage : Tuned City. Between Sound and Space Speculation Reader. Edited by Anne Kockelkorn, Doris Kleilein, Gesine Pagels und Carsten Stabenow. 200 Pages, German/English texts, with Illustrations by Andreas Toepfer. EUR(D) 25,00 / EUR(A) 25,70. ISBN 978-3-937445-36-6. KOOK BOOKS 2008
Sounds belong to the City. They determine spaces and identities. For years, artists have been using city noises as a material to stage or to question urban space–new territory, however, for most architects and planners within the routines of functional planning procedures. « Tuned City – Between Sound and Space Speculation » searches for a new evaluation of architectural spaces from the perspective of acoustics. This volume presents various positions of architects, artists and theorists to expand the architectural discourse with the dimension of listening.
CONTRIBUTORS: Doris Kleilein and Anne Kockelkorn – Disconnection, Barry Blesser and Linda-Ruth Salter – Aural Architecture, Interview with Gisela Herzog and Gerhard Steinke – Reverberation Time, Susanne Hauser – Eye, Ear and Big Cities, Interview with Thomas Ankersmit – Resonance Pascal Amphoux and Gregoire Chelkoff – How do cities sound? A retrospective look at the concept of sonic effect, Interview with Raviv Ganchrow – Sound Material, Mark Bain – Psychosonics (and the Modulation of Public Space), Interview with Arno Brandlhuber and Markus Emde – Noise Control, Michael Bull – Turning out the City: the iPod-Culture, Interview with Stefan Koelsch – Trigger to Flight and Ability to Speak, Interview with Jacob Kirkegaard – Otoacoustic Emission.