Blind children and their encounters with the city: soundscape and musical education

Andrea Vieira Zanella Laura Kemp de Mattos Neiva de Assis About the authors


This article problematizes the importance of the sound landscape for the aesthetic experience and musical education of children. It highlights the city as product and producer of subjectivities with innumerable educational opportunities. Based on Vygotsky and Bakhtin, the discussions elapse from the analysis of occurrences starred by blind children in their encounters with the city. The study points out the sound experiences for children in the construction of knowledge about the visited places as fundamental, and they enable the comprehension of the city’s potency for musical education.

Aesthetic experience; Sound experience; Musical education; Sound landscape; Blind children

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