The sociology of sound

Martyn Hudson*

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To think about the sociology of sound we begin by rethinking some of the basic concepts that Adorno offered us in his philosophy and sociology of music. We then think about what sociology actually does and what is its ‘work’ before thinking about sound in and of itself and as something which helps us to understand social formations. Then there is a turn to the use of sounds in composition and instead of helping sociology to think about sound we think about sociology by ‘thinking with’ sound. In this we look specifically at the work of Luciano Berio, himself someone who tried to recompose the relationship between composition and sociology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Sound Studies
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781315722191
ISBN (Print)9781138854253
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2018


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