The Sounding Museum: An Auditory Journey to the Kwakwaka’wakw of Alert Bay
The Sounding Museum is an atmospheric introduction to the world of the Kwakwaka’wakw of British Columbia. Created from field recordings made on location and in collaboration with its protagonists, it represents an example of auditory anthropology that bridges sonic realms, providing dialogical access to foreign systems of thought and perception.
Hein Schoer is a musician and soundscape artist with a background in audio engineering and the recording arts. The Sounding Museum grew out of a PhD at the University of Maastricht. His research focuses on applied auditory anthropology and immaterial cultural heritage, aural education for professional schools, sound and identity, soundscape composition, intercultural communication, and the design of environments conducive for learning.