Acoustic Sculpture and Sonic Drawings

Michael Brewster

A typical Acoustic Sculpture is a mix of electronic tones emitted into a bare room by a single loudspeaker. The sounds echoing through each other produce a field of sound populated by places of differing loudness and tonal content. To see an Acoustic Sculpture, we must shift our sculpture viewing habits from the "stand and look" behavior to an exploratory "move and listen" approach; slowly walking our ears, instead of moving our eyes, through the elaborate spaces of "the room".