Congruency of colour associations to urban soundscapes, restaurants, and electroacoustic soundscape compostions
Date of Issue2014
13th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition and 5th Conference for the Asia-Pacific Society for Cognitive Sciences of Music
School of Art, Design and Media
Soundscapes are the auditory parts of multimodal environments (physical or virtual). We propose that while they may have differing degree of design intent: from non-designed (e.g. pristine, natural, urban areas), via semi-designed (servicescapes, restaurants), to fully designed (film, games, concert music), people approach them with similar listening strategies (Tuuri & Eerola 2012). The ecological model of perception explains crossmodal interactions as biological adaptations. A sound from an identified source may elicit a predictable affective response, but an acoustically equivalent but unidentifiable sound might not (Västfjäll 2013). A richer understanding of soundscape perception could be gained by considering visual associations (e.g. Haverkamp 2009, Giannakis & Smith 2001) of different kinds, in addition to semantic scales (e.g. Axelsson et al. 2010).
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