Seán Street - The Memory of Sound
When: Wed 17 Sep 2014, 17.30-18.30
Where: Foyle Suite, Centre for Conservation
'The Memory of Sound: Preserving the Sonic Past' explores the connections between sound and memory across all electronic media, with a particular focus on radio.
Seán Street analyses how the brain is triggered by the memory of programmes, songs, and individual sounds, and examines the growing importance of sound archives, community radio and current research using GPS technology for the history of place. He talks about changing patterns of listening, and the effect of music and sound through life, from pre-birth and infanthood, through teenage years and into old age, where music, performance and audio memory can help preserve a sense of self.