This chapter deals with sound as part of everyday life in Amsterdam during the Second World War and, by drawing on diaries, investigates how its citizens reacted to new sounds, altered meanings of sounds and the disappearance of familiar sounds. To “bridge” our distance to this historical soundscape, the analytical framework sheds light on the historical relations between the material aspects of the soundscape (ecology of sound), interventions in sound (politics of sound) and the meanings involved (semiotics of sound).
|Title of host publication||Sounds of War and Peace|
|Subtitle of host publication||Soundscapes of European Cities in 1945|
|Editors||Renata Tańczuk, Sławomir Wieczorek|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Series||Eastern European Studies in Musicology|