Aural Diversity (Hardcover)
Aural Diversity addresses a fundamental methodological challenge in music and soundscape research by considering the nature of hearing as a spectrum of diverse experiences.
Bringing together an interdisciplinary array of contributors from the arts, humanities, and sciences, it challenges the idea of a normative listening experience and envisions how awareness of aural diversity can transform sonic arts, environments, and design and generate new creative listening practices.
With contributors from a wide range of fields including sound studies, music, hearing sciences, disability studies, acoustics, media studies, and psychology, Aural Diversity introduces a new and much-needed paradigm that is relevant to scholars, students, and practitioners engaging with sound, music, and hearing across disciplines.
About the Author
John L. Drever operates at the intersection of acoustics, audiology, urban design, sound art, soundscape studies, and experimental music. He is Professor of Acoustic Ecology and Sound Art at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he co-leads the Unit for Sound Practice Research (SPR). He has a special interest in soundscape methods, in particular field recording and soundwalking. Andrew Hugill is Professor of Creative Computing at the University of Leicester. He is also a Professor of Music and his principal research areas are composition, musicology, and creative technologies. His publications include: The Digital Musician (Routledge), now in its third edition. He founded the Aural Diversity project.