‘Explode All Our Metaphors’ – On the Potential of Sound in Media and Audience Studies. An Interview with Martin Barker

  • Rafal Zaborowski Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier 3, France

Abstract

In this interview Martin Barker discusses his recent studies concerning audience experiences of organised sound. Complicating a multi-sensory approach, he engages with a number of contested notions in the field, such as liveness or visualisation, and suggests that empirical work is necessary to better understand what they mean for the audiences – but methodologically, such empirical work is not without challenges. Reviewing a number of interdisciplinary publications, Barker argues that research of sound can help open up the field of audience studies, but to do that, we need a careful, historical analysis of sound audiences across time and place.

Published
February 29, 2016
How to Cite
ZABOROWSKI, Rafal. ‘Explode All Our Metaphors’ – On the Potential of Sound in Media and Audience Studies. An Interview with Martin Barker. Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 2, feb. 2016. ISSN 1755-9944. Available at: <http://ojs.meccsa.org.uk/index.php/netknow/article/view/432>. Date accessed: 17 aug. 2017.