Sound Mix: The Framing of Multi-Sensory Connections in Urban Culture


  • Michael Bull



The music I listened to on my iPod consisted of upbeat tunes which make me cheery and positive for the day ahead such as Rihanna –“Diamonds,” One Direction – “Live while we’re young,” Nicki Minaj –“Va Va Voom,” Angel – “Wonderful” and Simple Plan – “Summer Paradise.” These songs make me more focused. I felt I needed some music to inspire me for the day. The journey to work makes me very bored. This is why I feel the need to distract myself with multiple technologies. When I text people and use the Internet on my journey this stops me from being bored. I’m socializing and making use of my spare time. I often feel lonely when I travel so by using my iPhone and iPod this helps me remain happy and connected to people. (Smart-phone user).

“It’s like playing a single game every day but always sticking at the same level.” (Drone operative)

“The thing about 9/11 is that it’s kind of an artwork in its own right. It was wicked, ut it was devised in this way for this kind of impact. It was devised visually…. (It as) visually stunning… You’ve got to hand it to them on some level because they’ve chieved something which nobody would have ever have thought possible, especially to a country as big as America…So on one level they kind of need congratulating, which a lot of people shy away from, which is a very dangerous thing.” (Damien Hirst. BBC News Online)



How to Cite

Bull, M. (2013). Sound Mix: The Framing of Multi-Sensory Connections in Urban Culture. SoundEffects - An Interdisciplinary Journal of Sound and Sound Experience, 3(3), 25–45.