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Translating Transformations: Object-Based Sound Installations

Translating Transformations: Object-Based Sound Installations This paper defines the object-based sound installation as a distinct category of sound art that emerges from the intersection of live musical performance and the sonic possibilities of the recording studio. In order to contextualize this emergent category, connections are drawn among the rationalization of the senses, automated musical instruments, the lineage of recorded sound and the notion of absolute music. This interwoven history provides the necessary backdrop for the interpretation of three major works by Steven Reich, Alvin Lucier and Zimoun. These respective pieces are described in order to elucidate the ways in which object-based sound installations introduce embodied visibility into the transformative gestures of sound reproduction. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Leonardo Music Journal MIT Press

Translating Transformations: Object-Based Sound Installations

Leonardo Music Journal , Volume December 2013 (23) – Dec 1, 2013

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Publisher
MIT Press
Copyright
© 2013 ISAST
Subject
History and Criticism
ISSN
0961-1215
eISSN
1531-4812
DOI
10.1162/LMJ_a_00157
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Abstract

This paper defines the object-based sound installation as a distinct category of sound art that emerges from the intersection of live musical performance and the sonic possibilities of the recording studio. In order to contextualize this emergent category, connections are drawn among the rationalization of the senses, automated musical instruments, the lineage of recorded sound and the notion of absolute music. This interwoven history provides the necessary backdrop for the interpretation of three major works by Steven Reich, Alvin Lucier and Zimoun. These respective pieces are described in order to elucidate the ways in which object-based sound installations introduce embodied visibility into the transformative gestures of sound reproduction.

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Leonardo Music JournalMIT Press

Published: Dec 1, 2013

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