Listening practices and sonic storytelling



Practices of listening are fundamental for the development of sound culture,that is for the modes that the subjects sense, think and act through sound. In the first part of the presentation we discuss listening as an interface between people and the environment (natural, urban, technological, historical). Such contact is a dynamic one, as it is constantly differentiated in time activating cognitive and sensory functions of the listener in relation to the evolving socio-cultural processes. As listening practices are intertwined with the practices of sound production, in the second part of the presentation we will focus on the dramaturgical use and functions of sound on Sound Art and on various fields of sound design. In sonic strorytelling, sound is not only a distinctive mode of expression but it is also a character that induces action.

Nikos Bubaris is Assistant Professor at the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, University of the Aegean. His scientific and research interests lie in the field of cultural theory and media theory with emphasis on sound theory and sound design as well as in multimedia and user interface design. He has presented soundscape compositions, installations and digital media projects in cultural and artistic exhibitions and events.


Supported by the DAAD Programme: Partnerships with Greek Institutions of Higher Education 2014 – 2016 / A Cooperation between the Academy of Fine Art Munich (ADBK) and the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA).

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