Sounds of the City: Engaging Communities in Sonic Arts

    Impact: Cultural Impact, Societial Impact

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    Narrative

    This case study demonstrates how new approaches to collaborative sonic arts lead to increased awareness of the role of sound and its relationship to place in everyday life. This new understanding of the aural world resulted in the preservation and presentation of past and present cultural heritage specific to two intergenerational participating communities. The impact of the research is specifically articulated through a community project and exhibition entitled “Sounds of the City” commissioned by the new Metropolitan Arts Centre (Belfast) and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2012.

    Category of impact

    • Cultural Impact
    • Societial Impact

    Research outputs

    ID: 12758315