By Karin Bijsterveld

In fresh a long time, the significance of sound for remembering the earlier and for making a feel of belonging has been more and more stated. We maintain "sound souvenirs" reminiscent of cassette tapes and lengthy play albums in our attics simply because we wish to be ready to recreate the tune and daily sounds we as soon as adored. Artists and usual listeners installation the latest electronic audio applied sciences to recycle prior sounds into current tunes. Sound and reminiscence are inextricably intertwined, not only during the commercially exploited nostalgia on oldies radio stations, yet throughout the trade of valued songs by way of pristine recordings and cultural practices equivalent to amassing, archiving and directory. This publication explores various kinds of cultural practices regarding the remembrance and recovery of earlier sounds. even as, it theorizes the cultural which means of gathering, recycling, reciting, and remembering sound and track.

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