Master’s Thesis: A bang, a Hiss, and a Sigh

Abstract. This the­sis exam­ines the rhythms and sounds of embod­ied work processes by com­pos­ing with field record­ings. It attempts to give an overview on the basic dis­course about the use of field record­ings. Sev­eral dif­fi­cul­ties of defin­ing the field are pointed out and rep­re­sen­ta­tional prob­lems are dis­cussed. In order to derive a con­cept of the sounds of work processes, the sound­scape of the indus­tri­al­ized world is described. The prac­ti­cal part con­cerns a case study in the Port of Rot­ter­dam.