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Gordon Monahan: Seeing Sound Part 1

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Gordon Monahan: Seeing Sound Lecture 1
-Gordon Monahan is a multimedia artist and musician
John Cage
-4’33 is a silent piece that deliberately presents the idea that there is no such thing as silence
-the environment has musical element
-different concert hall and performing area create a different experience even for the same
musical performance due to the different environmental sound
-recognize sound that we take for granted or do not pay attention
Sound Sculpture
-consider sound as a physical form because sound wave takes up space even though it is invisible
-soundless chamber vs. environment with many sounds
-space has an impact on music
Sculpture Aspect of Sound
-treat instrument as a sound sculpture, using this concept to createA Piano Listening to Itself”
-audio recording with no speaker is placed on the rooftop of the building and is brought to the
piano through 6 wires of strings
-the vibration of the strings amplifies the recording and sound is produced on the soundboard of
the piano
Speaker Swinging
-combination of space and Doppler’s effect
-Doppler’s effect is change in frequency in sound that moves in space
-rise in pitch when the sound is approaching and fall in pitch when it is moving away
-primitive sound through the speaker
-difference between moving and stationary speaker
-use loud speaker as an instrument
-recognize the presence of a speaker because we usually do not pay attention to speaker
-piece that is defined by space due to the amount of space the performance required for the
performers to swing the speaker
-swing of speaker creates potential threat and threat
-visual form of the sound is achieved by attaching light bulb to the speaker (lighting effect)
-no rehearsal for the performance
Electronic music
-concert of tape music
-lack of performance in electronic music
A Magnet that speaks and attract
-infuse action in the performance
-the idea of a catapult, a weapon in the Renaissance period
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Gordon Monahan: Seeing Sound Lecture 1 -Gordon Monahan is a multimedia artist and musician John Cage -433 is a silent piece that deliberately presents the idea that there is no such thing as silence -the environment has musical element -different concert hall and performing area create a different experience even for the same musical performance due to the different environmental sound -recognize sound that we take for granted or do not pay attention Sound Sculpture -consider sound as a physical form because sound wave takes up space even though it is invisible -soundless chamber vs. environment with many sounds -space has an impact on music Sculpture Aspect of Sound -treat instrument as a sound sculpture, using this concept to create A Piano Listening to Itself -audio recording with no speaker is placed on the rooftop of the building and is brought to the piano through 6 wires of strings -the vibration of the strings amplifies the recording and sound is produced on the soundboard of the
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