soundscape

noun
sound·​scape | \ ˈsau̇n(d)-ˌskāp How to pronounce soundscape (audio) \

Definition of soundscape

: a mélange of musical and sometimes nonmusical sounds

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Audio will adapt contextually, and we’ll be empowered to fully manage and control our soundscapes. Tero Tolonen, Quartz at Work, "Voice assistants are going to make our work lives better—and noisier," 26 July 2019 In his documentaries, his impersonal camera does not probe inner lives but simply records: the space, the movements, the soundscape (snatches of pop and folk songs, anthems, tolling bells), the flow of time and ultimately of history. The Economist, "A bold Ukrainian film-maker charts the line between fiction and truth," 25 July 2019 On the Heat stage, an outside venue in the central Xingyi district, the Singaporean electro duo .gif stole the spotlight with their dark riffs, atmospheric soundscapes and immersive vocals. Rob Schwartz, Billboard, "Taiwanese Superstar Jolin Tsai Wins Big at 30th Golden Melody Awards," 2 July 2019 The soundscape is more than just the music because each song tells the story of the film. Matt Mcnulty, PEOPLE.com, "Beyoncé Talks Lion King Soundtrack in Sneak for New TV Special: 'It's a Love Letter to Africa'," 16 July 2019 The soundscape is more than just the music because each song tells the story of the film. Sydney Scott, Essence, "Beyoncé Calls 'The Lion King' Album 'A Love Letter To Africa'," 16 July 2019 Meanwhile, the soundscape of Sophia Nearhood and Samantha Murphey was a headache-inducing electronic clash of grinds, crunches and creaks, often sounding like an earthquake in progress with volume level to match. Rob Hubbard, Twin Cities, "Review: ‘Momentum’ offers mixed dance visions, one exciting, one taxing," 12 July 2019 Their cinematic soundscapes similarly compliment the ride through the Guilford neighborhood, where regal 20th century revival homes and elegant trees line narrow roads leading to Sherwood Gardens. Sameer Rao, baltimoresun.com, "After 15 years, Baltimore's Beach House stays riding creative waves," 5 June 2019 At one point, the ensemble performs a herky-jerky mechanized dance set to a nightmarish toy orchestra soundscape. Kerry Reid, chicagotribune.com, "'The Killer' is a fine absurdist introduction to those curious about Trap Door Theatre," 4 June 2019

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1964, in the meaning defined above

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