Soundscapes

“To give a totally convincing image, a soundscape would involve extraordinary skill and patience” (99).

-R. Murray Schafer, “The Soundscape”

 The composer in the library.

The composer in the library.

How does bibliophilic time travel sound? What does empty space say? This soundscape investigates the sonic stories of library stacks, locked away in the Rare Books Department at Saint Louis University. It aims to create a micro-narrative experience, exploring the inextricable dimensions of time and space in the book body.

This story was produced over a 3-week period by Claire Peterson in partnership with Nathaniel Rivers's New Media Writing course.

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Rarely do visitors think of museums as loud places, as the artifacts on display rarely tell the story of how the exhibition came to be. This soundscape attempts to tell that story, re-conceptualizing the sonic environment of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis during the transitional installation process.

This story was produced over a 3-week period by Lauren Terbrock in partnership with Nathaniel Rivers's New Media Writing course.