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Sound sculpture

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Sound sculpture is one term for the multimedia artform where, as the name suggests, sculpture produces sound or, less often, the reverse. Most often sound sculpture artists were primarily either visual artists or composers, not having started out directly making sound sculpture. Other terms is sound art and sound installation.

Sound sculptures take the form of indoor sound installations, outdoor installations such as aeolian harps, automatons, or be more or less near conventional musical instruments. Cymatics has influenced sound sculpture. Sound sculpture is often site-specific.

Important artists include:

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Further reading

  • Panhuysen, Paul (Ed.) (1986). Echo : the images of sound. Eindhoven: Apollohuis. ISBN 9071638030.
  • Grayson, John (1975). Sound sculpture : a collection of essays by artists surveying the techniques, applications, and future directions of sound sculpture. Vancouver, B.C.: A.R.C. Publications. ISBN 0889850003.
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