During the past months I translated three chapters from my book on noise to English. They form a part of the text that addresses the idea of an auditory field of the social that serves as a critical extension of the concept of the soundscape.
Transgressions: Noise and Violence
An introduction to the concept of auditory fields and the relations of noise, force and power in that field.
Ingressions: The Horror and Benefit of Silence
A critique of the discourse on silence that focuses on aggressive uses of quietness and the commodification of silence.
Delimitations: Music and Power
A historical sketch of the relations between power and music. Features Michel Foucault, Italian opera, castration and Muzak.