While the digital media, with other progress in the field of recording, have made CD products produced by artists and musicians seem banal, other discoveries in the digital field have allowed artists to use new working methods, going beyond the limits of sound recording. One example would be in the field of sound installation where a piece of music can be created or monitored by a continuous process or an algorithm made by the artist, as well as the use of recorded sounds. Even more significant, the use of loudspeakers can be totally avoided. In this presentation, the author will explain his own work and take a quick look at similar work by other contemporary artists as well as historical examples existing in electronic music and sound art.
- Shawn L. Decker (USA), music professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, ISEA97 Chair.