I first heard about this on Lawerence’s blog.
Over the past century, an artform has emerged between the realms of visual art and music. Created by both composers and sculptors, ‘sound art’ challenges fundamental divisions between these two sister arts and may be found in museums, festivals, or public sites. Works of sound art play on the fringes of our often-unconscious aural experience of a world dominated by the visual. This work addresses our ears in surprising ways: it is not strictly music, or noise, or speech, or any sound found in nature, but often includes, combines, and transforms elements of all of these. Sound art sculpts sound in space and time, reacts to environments and reshapes them, and frames ambient “found” sound, altering our concepts of space, time, music, and noise.
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