Month: July 2013

The Power of sound/What is Art?

I have been holding off on this piece of writing for a while. Only because I wanted to have experienced the matters that Karikis heavily focussed on whilst he was delivering his Talk. I felt as though this observation could solely be subjective. I can honestly say I never had a poignant connection with Sound Art prior to this Artist Talk. The simplest explanation I can give you, is that I never really listened. The most compelling question I gathered was “What is the power of nonsense? (Abstract sounds)”. I cannot stress the true power of this question alone. If we had a moment to look (or listen rather) to our day to day lives, we would notice that the attachment we have to sound is boundless. The most miniscule of gestures, emotions, activities, errands etc all have abstract sounds that we subconciously have a connection to. Another interesting subject was the sound of the human voice. A good example was given of the voice of an altermated call. How many companies use apologetic conversation, …