Author(s): Stuart Hyatt
Our world is a recording studio where people, places, and things become the instruments. Stuart Hyatt spent years collecting these sounds and arranging them into site-responsive music. Working collaboratively as Field Works, a group of international musicians contributed over 50 new compositions to this collection. In this book, Hyatt presents a comprehensive guide to the Field Works box set, in the process addressing the interpretation of place through sound. In the foreword, renowned naturalist Bernie Krause establishes the taxonomy of the soundscapes explored in this volume: geophony (earth), biophony (animal), anthropophony (human), and cosmophony (outer space).