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Michael Brewster

An essay about sound as sculpture – 1998

You can't make sound become hard and solid; but you can make it seem to stand still, as if hovering in place, so that you can walk around inside its acoustic structures. Sustained sound in a room with good echo can appear to us as an archipelago of audial sensations of space. Standing still, sound is a dimensional substance you can move through without hitting your head on any thing. Its a real good material for sculpture.

Sound has properties beyond its considerable powers of evocation that are actual spacial physical things we can feel and (...)

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