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Musical Cities

Adhitya, SA; (2018) Musical Cities. UCL Press: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Musical Cities represents an innovative approach to scholarly research and dissemination. A digital and interactive 'book', it explores the rhythms of our cities, and the role they play in our everyday urban lives, through the use of sound and music. Sara Adhitya first discusses why we should listen to urban rhythms in order to design more liveable and sustainable cities, before demonstrating how we can do so through various acoustic communication techniques. Using audio-visual examples, Musical Cities takes the ‘listener’ on an interactive journey, revealing how sound and music can be used to represent, compose, perform and interact with the city. Through case studies of urban projects developed in Paris, Perth, Venice and London, Adhitya demonstrates how the power of music, and the practice of listening, can help us to compose more accessible, inclusive, engaging, enjoyable, and ultimately more sustainable cities.

Type: Book
Title: Musical Cities
ISBN-13: 9781911576518
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/111.9781911576518
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781911576518
Language: English
Additional information: Text © Sara Adhitya, 2017 Audio-Visual © Sara Adhitya 2017, unless otherwise stated in the List of Audio-Visual Credits. This book is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Nonderivative 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This license allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work for personal and non- commercial use providing author and publisher attribution is clearly stated. Attribution should include the following information: Adhitya, S. 2017 Musical Cities. London, UCL Press. https://doi.org/ 10.14324/111.9781911576518 Further details about CC BY licenses are available at http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/
Keywords: Cities, Art, Design, Urban planning
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10056165
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