?Soundscape in the Arts? was an international symposium which examined uses of soundscape techniques in contemporary artistic practices. Behind lied an increased interest in the topic inside of the sound milieu, which has established soundscape techniques within the recording, composition and dissemination of many new cross-media practices. Compared to traditional music listening, soundscape listening is a practice which requires a broader attentive listening, and this symposium sought contributing to the discourse and reflection in and about this significant development within the arts.
The symposium was organized by Notam in collaboration with the Academy, Riksscenen, Cinemateket and Sound of Mu, with financial support from the Norwegian cultural council and Fritt Ord. The symposium was open and free for anyone who wanted to participate, and in the context of the symposium there was held a five-day course in soundscape recording. In conjunction a book was published with the same title as the symposium. It is designed by Yokoland and edited by Jøran Rudi and the book can be purchased here.