AUDITIONS: ARCHITECTURE AND AURALITY by Rob Stone
MIT Press, 2015 First edition, 256pp., 7 1/2" X 7 1/2" Hardcover
In Auditions, Rob Stone proposes a new and transformative view of architecture and sound. He offers a radical rethinking of the inhabitation of architectural space in terms of its acoustic dimensions, presenting a concept of aurality as an active, speculative, yet conditional understanding of the complexity of social spaces. The aural architectures he discusses are assembled from elements of architecture and music―including works by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and John Cage―but also from imagined spaces and other kinds of less obviously musical sounds.