Sound and Environment: Contemporary Approaches to Sonic Ecology in Art

The publication Sound and Environment is a culmination of the Murmurans Mundus: Sonic Ecology and Beyond international interdisciplinary conference, which took place in October 2019 at the Faculty of Art and Design of Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem and was organized in cooperation with partners from Poland, Hungary, and Slovakia. The book focuses on the current matters of acoustic ecology at the intersection of fine arts, design, music, and education, and it explores the possibilities that this discipline has to offer for reflection on today’s transforming world. The publication is designed as a collective monograph, with chapters from various authors approaching the topic from different perspectives. The aim of the publication is to capture the current research, debates, and events in the field of sound ecology, particularly in the European context. The book has been published in both English and Czech.

Editors: Jan Krtička and Pavel Mrkus

Authors of theoretical texts: Sabine Breitsameter; Jozef Cseres; Martin Flašar; Július Fujak; Anna Kvíčalová; Jan Trojan; Miloš Vojtěchovský; Aleksandar Vejnovic

Authors of art project texts: Sam Auinger; Peter Cusack; Barry Wan; Tomáš Šenkyřík; Brane Zorman & Irena Pivka; Nathan Wolek

The book was published as a part of the project Central European Network for Sonic Ecologies (CENSE) Annual Conference supported by Visegrad Fund.

Published in 2020 by the Faculty of Art and Design at Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem.

ISBN 978-80-7561-268-7