The Tuning of the World in the 20th and 21st Century: Discourses on Sound and Ecology

Biljana Leković


In this paper, I would like to systematize possible areas, disciplines, and practices that deal with sound and ecology.  Also, I would like to research their potential in solving global environmental and sonic problems. I would explore this topic with the idea of following the genesis and continuity of the development of ecological thought and practice concerning sound and music: from the concept of acoustic ecology, as a key one, which since the 1970s has brought to the fore the question of the relationship between sound and the environment, i.e., sound in the environment, through other disciplines based on critical thinking about the relation between sound and current environmental problems.


How to cite this article: Leković, Biljana. "The Tuning of the World in the 20th and 21st Century: Discourses on Sound and Ecology." AM Journal of Art and Media Studies 25 (September 2021): 13-26. doi: 10.25038/am.v0i25.460.

Article received: April 30, 2021; Article accepted: June 21, 2021; Published online: September 15, 2021. Original scholarly paper


sound; ecology; environment; bioacoustics; biomusic; soundscape ecology; ecoacoustic; sound studies; ecomusicology/ecocritical musicology.

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