Sound

Sound installations are art installations that incorporate the sound element. These works of audio art utilize sound both for effects and as their medium. It is also not uncommon for sound installations to make use of sound as their core subject. As an inter-media art form, these pieces of art lean more towards installation art than music as a work of art.

Sound installation art goes back to the early works of Luigi Russolo, who came up with noise machines between the early 1910s and early 1930s. Some of the most famous sound installations include Marcel Duchamp’s Erratum Musical (1913), Bill Fontana’s Distant Trains (1984), and Luigi Russolo’s Gran Concerto Futuristico (1917).

Carsten Nicolai’s Unicolor throws you off-balance

Carsten Nicolai profiles as a prolific artist with works in electronic music, art institutions, and scientific phenomena. In his works, he attempts to challenge human beings’ sensory perceptions by designing installations comprehensible through the ears and eyes. Carsten perceives sound as a sculptural material and relies upon sound-waves to develop spectacular and gallant installations. One …

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Carsten Nicolai’s syn chron – A one of a kind masterpiece

Artists have an enviable knack for coming up with staggering designs. Carsten Nicolai is no different. In syn chron, he teamed up with his group of architects to design a one of a kind sound, light, and architectural masterpiece. It’s unthinkable how Carsten Nicolai conceptualized the rarely talked of art. Syn Chron stands as one …

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Carsten Nicolai’s light patterns dominates Hong Kong’s skyline

Carsten Nicolai has created an impressive audio-visual work in his sterling career as a contemporary artist. His α (alpha) pulse creation stands out from the others for its uniqueness. Through it, he endeavors to illuminate the Hong Kong skyline. The latest creation adds to the impressive list of mindboggling stuff that Nicolai has always churned …

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Janet Cardiff’s 40 Part Motet – Reviving a 500 year old masterpiece

Can you imagine the sound effect that will be produced by a whopping 40 loudspeakers placed in an empty room? Now imagine that this room is designed to overlook a garden? This is the Forty Part Motet art marvel, which was created and installed by Janet Cardiff. Made in 2001, the Forty Part Motet is …

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