Sound sculpture  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Sound sculpture (related to sound art and sound installation) is an intermedia and time based art form in which sculpture or any kind of art object produces sound, or the reverse (in the sense that sound is manipulated in such a way as to create a sculptural as opposed to temporal form or mass). Most often sound sculpture artists were primarily either visual artists or composers, not having started out directly making sound sculpture. Cymatics and kinetic art has influenced sound sculpture. Sound sculpture is sometimes site-specific.


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Further reading

  • Paul Panhuysen (Ed.) (1986). Echo : the images of sound. Eindhoven: Apollohuis. ISBN 90-71638-03-0.
  • John Grayson (1975). Sound sculpture : a collection of essays by artists surveying the techniques, applications, and future directions of sound sculpture. Vancouver: A.R.C. Publications. ISBN 0-88985-000-3.

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