Distributed Sounding Art – Practices in Distributing Sound (eds. Barry Truax, Marcel Cobussen and Vincent Meelberg)

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    This chapter examines distributed sounding art by focusing on three key aspects that we consider essentially tied to the notion of distribution: assignment, transport and sharing. These aspects aid us in navigating through a number of nodes in a history of sounding art practices where sound becomes assigned, transported and shared between places and people. Sound or data become distributed, and in the process of distribution, meanings become assigned and altered through differing socio-cultural contexts of places and people. We have selected several works, commencing in the 1960’s as we consider this period as having produced some of the seminal works that address distribution.
    We draw on works by composers, performers and sound artists and thus present a history of sounding art, which is amongst the many histories of sounding art in the 20th and 21st century.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Sounding Art
    EditorsMarcel Cobussen, Vincent Meelberg, Barry Truax
    PublisherRoutledge
    Pages439-450
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)9781317672777
    ISBN (Print)9781138780613
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    Publication statusPublished - 09 Aug 2016

      Research areas

    • sound art, dstributed creativity

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