Jordan Lacey, "Sonic Rupture: A Practice-led Approach to Urban Soundscape Design" (Bloomsbury, 2016)

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Sonic Rupture: A Practice-led Approach to Urban Soundscape Design (Bloomsbury 2016) by Jordan Lacey offers a practice-led alternative approach to urban soundscape design. Rather than understanding the functional noises of the city as solely problematic or unaesthetic annoyances to be eliminated, Lacey instead suggests ways in which they can be creatively harnessed to give new expression to urban life. Featuring expansive theoretical discussions and detailed analysis of Lacey's own work as a sound artist, the book proposes the 5 element sonic rupture model as a way to diversify our experiences of city life.

New Books in Sound Studies is a collaboration between the Centre for Media Data and Society at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary and the New Books Network.

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