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Sound Installations


Sound installations,have been identified as an art form since the dawn of time– Wikipedia defines it as “related to sound art and sound sculpture, is an intermedia and time based art form”. The main difference between the two is that sounds installations are three-dimensional and they interact with the surrounding environment whether it is in a close or open space. Nowadays most installations use technology to enhance impact (for example, sensors and kinetic devices), but others are more traditional and use old-fashion speakers or simple instruments. Another benefit of creating an installation is to bring art outside of the confined space and open it to the public and become “social”. In an academic setting, many have taken advantage of this artistic form, by using sounds and integrating it with visual and digital design. There are many uses of sounds within the curriculum, from the Music and Art Departments but also Engineering and other science courses. In literature, the Futurist movement, comes to mind. In particular, the work by Luigi Russolo, (and others like Marinetti, and Cangiulo) represents all that music meant for such composers who rejected tradition and introduced sounds inspired by machinery. We all know that music affects our moods in all sorts of ways, and we recognize it as a powerful tool we can use to express emotions and moods. Some studies have showed that during tests if you listen to opera or classical music you have better chances of getting higher grades since the brain creates more sophistical connections. This research supports this basic fact: music impacts and improves our learning and living so… happy listening everyone !

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