Abstract Title

Sound Beyond Music: The Use and Perception of Creative Sound Beyond Musical Thought and Pedagogy

Abstract

The most traditional use of creative sound is music. Beyond practice and performance, the traditional pedagogy of the western harmonic and engraved systems of music molds how we hear and envision the use of sound. I explore the creative uses of sound beyond that of only music; explaining how artists implement and perceive sound to benefit the aesthetic choices within their mediums. Through a comparative analysis, I compare western thoughts on musical systems against thoughts on sound from a non-musical, artistic perspective. Aesthetic choices and the use of sound can vary from being used as a tool for manipulation, to audio design, ambience, and environmental imitation. I also analyze the use of sound and harmonic variables in nontraditional sound mediums, such as sound sculpture, sound installation, sonified imagery, and futurist urban instruments. To move beyond the compartmentalization of sonic art from being only music is necessary to have a better grasp on sound as an art form as well as having a better understanding of sound as it relates to physics, acoustics, acoustic imitation.

Modified Abstract

The traditional use of creative sound is music. The traditional pedagogy of the western harmonic and engraved systems of music molds how we hear and envision the use of sound. I explore creative uses of sound beyond that of only music; explaining how artists implement and perceive sound to benefit the aesthetic choices within their mediums. Through a comparative analysis, I compare western thoughts on musical systems against thoughts on sound from a non-musical, artistic perspective. I analyze the use of sound and harmonic variables in nontraditional mediums. Moving beyond the compartmentalization of sonic art as only music is necessary for grasping sound as an art form as well as having a better understanding of sound as it relates to physics, acoustics, and acoustic imitation.

Research Category

Art/Fashion

Author Information

Nicholas DavisFollow

Primary Author's Major

Music

Mentor #1 Information

Mrs. Kristin

Coen-Mishlan

Presentation Format

Poster

Start Date

April 2019

Research Area

Audio Arts and Acoustics | Composition | Musicology | Music Pedagogy | Music Theory

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Sound Beyond Music: The Use and Perception of Creative Sound Beyond Musical Thought and Pedagogy

The most traditional use of creative sound is music. Beyond practice and performance, the traditional pedagogy of the western harmonic and engraved systems of music molds how we hear and envision the use of sound. I explore the creative uses of sound beyond that of only music; explaining how artists implement and perceive sound to benefit the aesthetic choices within their mediums. Through a comparative analysis, I compare western thoughts on musical systems against thoughts on sound from a non-musical, artistic perspective. Aesthetic choices and the use of sound can vary from being used as a tool for manipulation, to audio design, ambience, and environmental imitation. I also analyze the use of sound and harmonic variables in nontraditional sound mediums, such as sound sculpture, sound installation, sonified imagery, and futurist urban instruments. To move beyond the compartmentalization of sonic art from being only music is necessary to have a better grasp on sound as an art form as well as having a better understanding of sound as it relates to physics, acoustics, acoustic imitation.