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laboratoire de musique expérimentale et d’art sonore
08/10/2016 - 29/10/2016
L_28 Urban Sound Design
Caroline Claus, Nadia Casabella, Marie Poupé, Flavien Gillié, Stijn Demeulenaere, Peter Cusack, Burak Pak, Petra Pferdmenges, Thomas Laureyssens, Robin Koek, Nicolas Remy (CRESSON)

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Caroline Claus designed the project L_28 Urban Sound Design. The undeveloped open space along the Western ring railway L28 has long been marginalized in Brussels planning processes. Thanks to its natural, historical and ecological richness the site is an excellent research object, especially in the context of urban sound design. The site in question is the environment of the railway line L28 in the municipalities of  Anderlecht and Sint-Jans-Molenbeek with among others Weststation, the subway and tram yard ‘Jacques Brel’, the canal and the regional green network as prioritary projects of the urban development in the coming years. Four workshops explore the relation between the sonic environment and the landscape of the area.

By means of soundscape research based on theoretical insights by Murray Schafer, CRESSON, Steve Goodman or Detroit Techno and the method of acoustic ecology, an overview of different components shaping the existent soundscape of the L28 is given. Through listening experiences accompanied by reflections via site-specific performances, a sound map and city sound walk, we analyze the very nature of the area. In a dialogue with experts from fields such as field recording, acoustic ecology and urban planning we reflect on how the current sound environment could be improved in a participatory manner.


Visit the blog of the ongoing project here.

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