Sounds in the City (pdf 430 kb)
From The Responsive Chord
As you heard in the Weekly Listening item devoted to Tony Schwartz, he was an incredible listener. Amazingly enough he suffered from agoraphobia an anxiety disorder that often manifests itself as a fear of the outdoors. It is incredible then, that his work actually got him out onto the streets to capture sounds and to interview people in the city, mainly in his neighborhood.
Besides his work as a sound recordist, Tony Schwartz was also a media thoreorist working alongside Marshal McLuhan at Fordham University. He wrote two books on the media called “The Responsive Chord” published by Doubleday in 1974, and “Media: The Second God,” published by Random House in 1981.