Five Sonic Artists Practices and Experiences in Lock-down

Kirby, Jenn. 2022. Five Sonic Artists Practices and Experiences in Lock-down. Interference Journal(8), ISSN 2009-3578 [Article]

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During the lock-downs necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, artists have been forced to reassess their practice. This paper presents interviews from five sonic artists in an attempt to document any changes made by artists in their practices, the practical and aesthetic reasons for these changes, and the lasting effects the artists believe these changes will have to their artistic practices. The artists noted that the impact to their activities has been significant and wide ranging during the lock-downs between March and December 2020. They mentioned their need to diversify their sets due to the potential of playing to the same online audience in the absence of live events. Many artists used the lock-downs to up-skill, and some have reassessed the meaning of their own practice to themselves or changed the direction of their practice as a result of the lock-downs. The discussions suggest long-term impacts resulting from a change in focus and aesthetic for some artists.

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Articles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License


lock-down, COVID-19, sonic art, sound art, artistic practice, online performance

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Music > Unit for Sound Practice Research


23 August 2022Published

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05 Dec 2022 10:23

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05 Dec 2022 10:24

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