Sound Works: A Cultural Theory of Sound Design
What is sound design? What is its function in the early 21st century and into the future?
*Sound Works *examines these questions in four parts: Part 1, “Why This Sound?”, presents an overview of the modern history of sound design. Part 2 is highly visual and provides a glance onto a sound designer’s workbench and the current state of “Sonic Labor.” Part 3 uses cultural analysis to explore our contemporary “Living with Sounds.” The final and fourth part then proposes a series of anthropological and political interpretations of how “Sound Works” today.
This book is not a manual on sound design; it instead argues for a cultural theory of sound design for sound designers and sound artists, for clients who commission a sound design and for researchers in the fields of sound studies, design research, and cultural studies