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Ground-breaking:Scientific and Sonic Perceptions of Environmental Change in the African Sahel

Adderley, W. Paul and Young, Michael W.. 2009. Ground-breaking:Scientific and Sonic Perceptions of Environmental Change in the African Sahel. Leonardo, 42(5), p. 404. ISSN 0024-094X [Article]

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Soils surrounding ancient settlements can hold evidence of the activities of past societies. To seek an understand
ing of how past societies have reacted and contributed to environmental change requires many data sources. The real-time audiovisual installation Ground-breaking problematizes the presentation of such data, gained in this case through the image-analysis of soil materials. These data are used to connote environmental events and consequent human responses. By combining these data with audiovisual synthesis and environmental recordings, the authors present a basis for developing conceptualizations of new locales undergoing environmental change; the visual and sonic narratives that are developed allow the art-science interface to be explored.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

10.1162/leon.2009.42.5.404

Keywords:

art-science collaboration, audiovisual installation, generative music, soil science

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Music
Music > Unit for Sound Practice Research

Dates:

DateEvent
2009Published

Item ID:

5607

Date Deposited:

15 Mar 2013 10:52

Last Modified:

17 Jan 2016 15:32

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/5607

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