Sonic Encounters: The Islamic Call to Prayer recounts the author's experience gathering field recordings of the Islamic Call to Prayer. It touches on key questions and problems faced along the way, as well as discussing technologies and methods for recording, what it means to develop art from ethnographic research, and the ethics and considerations of working with Islamic communities around the globe. The book uses a sound studies framework to explore artistic research methods and practices in ethnography as they relate to religious recitation.
About the Author
Diana Chester is a Lecturer in Media and Communications at the University of Sydney, Australia.