Penumbra Press


New Releases


Browse Books
by Title
by Author
by Theme
by Series
by Genre

Order Form


Contact Info

Kids' Activities



View Print Version

Labelled with ICRA

Since 1979 logo

book cover

November 2002
6 X 9 inches, 144 pages

ISBN 1-894131-34-7

ISBN Bargain Book

Sonic Geography

Imagined and Remembered

Ellen Waterman

FROM JAPANESE RITUAL TO POLISH HISTORY to Canadian soundscape composition, this collection maps the fascinating relationship between environmental sound and cultural imagination. Over twenty-five years ago, renowned Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer pioneered the study of sound in the environment through his World Soundscape Project. Today, acoustic ecologists are active globally; their concerns range from noise pollution to the preservation of unique sound environments. In Sonic Geography Imagined and Remembered, sound artists, designers, and scholars from eight countries offer a wide range of perspectives on the place of sound in our world and on how our place in the world is articulated through sound.

Sonic Geography Imagined and Remembered explores a world of sound experiences drawn from everyday life. These evocative essays reflect the passionate concern that acoustic ecologists have for the rich diversity of sonic environments.

All contents © Penumbra Press and Northward Journal Communications Limited
1 King Ave E. PO Box 20011, Newcastle, Ontario, Canada, L1B 1M3

Contact Information