Musicians Contributing to Real-World Issues
Hearing Loss (risks and education)
Effects of Noise (stress, sleep, task performance, etc)
Listening Skills ("ear cleaning", soundwalks, sound journals, recording)
Composer as Sound Designer (the aesthetic dilemma vs the acoustic community)
Acoustic Ecology as a model for other environmental concerns
Acoustic Sustainability (our ability as a culture to live within a positively functioning soundscape that has long-term viability)
Environment as Music
Can artistic practice be applied to and incorporate environmental concerns and material without compromising its artistic integrity?
Musical relationship to "outer complexity"
Internal Dominant (text) <---------------------> External Dominant (context) (e.g. musical "inspiration") <-- balanced interplay --> (e.g. sonification)
How can musical qualities be integrated with external referents?
ACOUSTIC COMPOSITION ELECTROACOUSTIC COMPOSITION
physical space or environment / interaction with same
multi speaker diffusion
temporal context ("occasional" music / ritual)
performers (specific individuals / gender / actor)
audience / listening environment
indeterminate environment / media
draws on the audience's knowledge of social, political, cultural (including media), economic, and environmental contexts evoked by the work through both text and soundscape
In particular, disembodied electroacoustic sound allows reference to:- memory, imagery and emotions
- metaphors and symbols
- narrative, myth and dreams