Sound Design

Per Sjösten was one of the founding members of the sound design group Urban Sound Institute (USIT). The group consisted of four persons, each with a different background in sound design:

  • Catharina Dyrssen (PhD) - architect/musicologist, Chalmers Göteborg
  • Anders Hultqvist - composer/sound artist, Academy of Music and Drama
  • Staffan Mossenmark - sound artist/composer, Academy of Music and Drama
  • Per Sjösten (PhD) - acoustician/sound designer, Sound Processing AB

USIT worked partly as a research unit, with fundings from the Swedish Research Council, partly as a consultant group. The underlying research focus was how sound design could be used as an architectural element in urban/public spaces and what the implications of that would be.