Book publication: The Auditory Setting Environmental Sounds in Film and Media Arts
We are excited to announce the book publication (currently in press) of our alumnus Dr. Budhaditya Chattopadhyay: The Auditory Setting Environmental Sounds in Film and Media Arts.
About the book
The Auditory Setting introduces and investigates how narrative and a sense of place are constructed in film and media arts through the reproduction and mediation of site-specific environmental sounds, or ‘ambience’. Although this sonic backdrop acts as the acoustically mediated space where a story or event can take place, there has been little academic study of sound’s undervalued role in cinematic setting and production. Drawing on theories of narrative, diegesis, mimesis and presence, and following a varied number of relevant audio-visual works, this book is a ground-breaking exploration of human agency in mediating environmental sounds and the nature of the sonic experience in the Anthropocene.
Published by Edinburgh University Press in the Music and the Moving Image series
About the author
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay is a contemporary artist, researcher, writer and theorist. Currently he is completing a Mellon Postgraduate Fellowship at the Center for Arts and Humanities at the American University of Beirut.