Here is Now and There the Sound of the Land: 'Ground-breaking'

Young, Michael W. and Adderley, Paul. 2007. Here is Now and There the Sound of the Land: 'Ground-breaking'. MutaMorphosis: Challenging Arts and Sciences Conference Proceedings, p. 1. [Article]

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Societies are often required to react to extreme events that arise through either anthropogenic or natural processes. Such extremity might be measured is in terms of its immediacy and intensity; it demands comprehension against understood norms. This work offers context and potential validation about change and the rate of change of an extreme environment: this is evidenced through scientific analysis of landscapes and soils and is translated, in a process of critical evaluation, to create an audio-visual installation. The installation seeks to convey cultural imprints left by societal responses to change experienced in a marginalised area, the African Sahel. By considering a landscape that is both extreme and has long-standing cultural activity, a narrative is developed.

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Sonification, Ecology, land use, art installation, generative art, soil science

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Music > Unit for Sound Practice Research



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23 May 2011 10:02

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30 Jan 2021 19:58

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