Memoryscape: how audio walks can deepen our sense of place by integrating art, oral history and cultural geography

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Butler, Toby 2007. Memoryscape: how audio walks can deepen our sense of place by integrating art, oral history and cultural geography. Geography Compass. 1 (3).
AuthorsButler, Toby
Abstract

This article is concerned with the history and practice of creating sound walks or ‘memoryscapes’: outdoor trails that use recorded sound and spoken memory played on a personal stereo or mobile media to experience places in new ways. In this relatively new and rapidly evolving field, the author brings together works from music, sound art, oral history and cultural geography as a starting point to understanding how such trails can give us a more sophisticated and nuanced experience of places. He suggests that this might offer some exciting opportunities for practice-based multimedia research and teaching.

Keywordsmemoryscapes; cultural geography; oral history; practice-based multimedia
JournalGeography Compass
Journal citation1 (3)
ISSN1749-8198
Year2007
Accepted author manuscript
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CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-8198.2007.00017.x
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/397
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PrintMar 2007
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Deposited24 Nov 2009
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Butler, T. (2007) ‘Memoryscape: how audio walks can deepen our sense of place by integrating art, oral history and cultural geography’ Geography Compass 1 (3) 350–372.

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