Disrupted Architecture: Reimagining Buildings through Sound
This paper discusses work which changes our perception s of the built environment, and uses as examples two sound installations, Machines for Singing (2006) and Torch Song (2011) , which are designed to make audible hidden forces and events within the fabric of a building and to disrupt our preconce ived ideas o f a r- chitecture . Continuing a long lineage of soundart works which engage with architectural space, the pieces stream sounds collec t- ed from around a building to a listening point. By hearing the effect of human and environmental forces on the sounds ( M a- chin es for Singing ) or controlling them via a custom - made inte r- face ( Torch Song ), visitors gain a renewed understanding of the forces at play within the structure s around them.
Citation : Blow, M. (2015) Disrupted Architecture: Reimagining Buildings through Sound. In: Proceedings, 21st International Symposium on Electronic Arts, Vancouver. Online: http://isea2015.org/publications/proceedings-of-the-21st-international-symposium-on-electronic-art/
ISSN : 2451-8611
Research Institute : Music, Technology and Innovation - Institute for Sonic Creativity (MTI2)
Peer Reviewed : Yes
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