Palgrave Studies in Sound

The Sound inside the Silence

Travels in the Sonic Imagination

Authors: Street, Seán

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  • Presents a unique analysis of the human relationship to sound, where it serves as a bridge between the world and our senses.
  • Shows how we ‘read’ the world through sound, and that everything – from the printed word to landscapes and specific places, be they urban, rural or maritime – are texts that evoke a response within us. 
  • Written from the standpoint of a poet and practising broadcaster with a particular interest and reputation in the making of impressionistic radio documentary features, particularly for the BBC. 
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In this poetic exploration of the auditory imagination, the third in his series on sonic aesthetics, Seán Street peoples silence with sound, travelling through time and space to the distant past, the infinite future and the shadow lands of the inner psyche. Our mind is a canvas on which the colours of the sound world leave permanent impressions. It is the root of all listening.

About the authors

Seán Street is a writer, poet and broadcaster on the subject of radio history and aesthetics. The previous two books in this trilogy are Sound Poetics and Sound at the Edge of Perception, both published by Palgrave Macmillan. He is emeritus professor at Bournemouth University, UK.

Reviews

“This, the third in Professor Seán Street’s series dedicated to Sound Poetics, is an erudite journey demonstrating the meaning and beauty of the scattered sounds of life. In an era of overwhelming noise and stimuli, this book proves how much intensity, potential and creative space there is in silence.” (Professor Grażyna Stachyra, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland)

“Intellectual clarity and a poetic, receptive ear for sound’s significance in our real and imagined worlds distinguish this captivating book. Highly original, it advances the literature on sound, radio, and attentive listening.” (Robyn Ravlich, writer and independent radio feature maker, Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

“There is no more original thinker than Seán Street in considering the role of sound in our past, present and future, from absolute silence to the babble of broadcasting. The Sound inside the Silence invites us to consider sound as an event in itself that enhances our imagination, by extension confirming the importance of what we hear to the way we perceive and understand the world.” (Charlie Connelly, author of Attention All Shipping and Last Train to Hilversum)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook 59,49 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-8448-6
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Sound inside the Silence
Book Subtitle
Travels in the Sonic Imagination
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Sound
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-8449-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-8449-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-8448-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 229
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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