In his article *Appropriation, Culture and Meaning in Electroacoustic Music: A composer's perspective* Steven Naylor talks about certain mechanical and environmental sounds being able to convey clear cultural resonances, especially if those sounds have become associated with particular locations and their populations. R. Murray Schafer identifies such locally important sounds as 'soundmarks,' a term that acknowledges their significance within their communities as a sonic parallel to 'landmarks.' Similarly, biophony, or sound produced by non-human biological sources may become associated with specific national identities, such as the evocative cry of the Common Loon for Canada.
Electroacoustic music as soundscape
In his article ¨Soundscape Composition as Global Music: Electroacoustic Music as Soundscape (Organized Sound 2/13: 103-109) Truax writes: "A nuanced interplay between the global and the local, between the the abstract and the contextual, the shared and the specific, can be much more satisfying...just as the soundscapes can be listened to as if it were music, or at least organized sound, so too can electroacoustic music be listened to as if it were a soundscape, even if an imaginary one (Truax 2008: 108.)
Recording my journey into the world of sounds.