phonography

n. (from phono-, sound, and -graphy, writing)

  1. Field recording of audio.

Phonography in this sense (the word has been re-appropriated) I define as documentary sound recording with an ear towards the aesthetic possibilities of environmental sound — as opposed, say, to its scientific significance. (That’s one definition; others in the phonography community may differ somewhat.) —Aaron Ximm, field recording advice, The Quiet American

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