Sound Full: Sound in Contemporary Australian and New Zealand Art

By David Eggleton In Art

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25th August, 2012
All sounds can be music, American composer John Cage asserted, but what is the difference between “sound art” and music? One argument is that installed sound environments are defined by the acoustic space they create: that is, they are sculptures with a sound-producing function. On the opening weekend of Sound Full at Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the distinction became a little blurred as artists took to their synthesisers and noise-samplers to stage a mini-sonic circus over two nights. The best of these real-time events was provided by Phil Dadson, with ...

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