The term soundscape was first coined by the Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer who used it in his famous book “The Tuning of the World” (1977). The term soundscape refers to both the totality of the world of sound and any recording of a part of it, in the same way as a visual landscape and a photograph that portraits a part of it.

The soundscape is a vehicle of memory, emotions, identity and as such takes on fundamental importance to which men attach values and deep meanings.
The sonic environment “is not only outside of us – as we are used to think of it in our visually oriented culture – but it also includes a ‘landscape’ part, in the metaphorical sense, as an emotional or mnemonic landscape”.