Noisy Modernization? On the History and Historicization of Sound

Josephine Hoegaerts, Kaarina Kilpiö

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Sound ‘does’ things to places, to people and to time: it can affect change. This collection focuses specifically on the role sound has played as an agent of modernity. How were sound and music used as the material of modernization, how did they help create group identities, how were they mobilized in asserting power? In order to study this active quality of sound and music in the formation of the modern world, the contributors to this collection propose an interdisciplinary approach, including methods from sound studies and cultural musicology, and data from archives as well as record collections and catalogues.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)610–618
JournalThe International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • cultural musicology
  • noise management
  • Äänitetuotanto
  • etnomusikologia
  • Soundscape
  • Music analysis, music and gender, music history
  • Music history
  • musicology

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