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date: 02 December 2020

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Judy Lochhead initially considers the ambiguity of the concept “music places” as either physical spaces in which music occurs—the living room, the concert hall, or locations and types of music that characterize their physical or social characteristics—in order to introduce another sense of the term—and the focus of the chapter—namely that music actively places (i.e., transports) listeners to imaginatively enacted virtual places of musical sounding. The latter perspective is thoroughly discussed and leads to the notion that music transports its listener to an imaginative sonic place that is characterized by feelings, emotions, and expectations; an understanding that is substantiated and concluded by two personal listenings of relatively new works of music.

Keywords: virtuality, listening, music location, embodied listener, acoustemology, concert hall

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