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What is 'sound art' all about?
Sound art is a contemporary emergent art form that focuses on aural stimulations aesthetically. It pertains to a synthesized use of musical notes, specially produced sounds, and sound technology to create an artistic experience in listening and hearing.

Sound art makes use of principles of acoustics and the pleasing effect of sound on the human body. This is relatively a new art which is getting noticed as a creative non-conventional art form. This art form is said to be borne by overlapping contemporary classical composition, experimental rock music, folk music, natural sounds and improvisation. Various forms of sound arts are the installation art, sound poetry, sound walk, text-sound, waveform, etc.

Sound art is nor like an interdisciplinary and hybrid forms trying to link disciplines such as acoustics, psychoacoustics, electronics, noise music, audio media, technology, environmental sound, human body sound, sculpture, film or video making.

Furthermore, sound art can also emerge from sound poetry, spoken word, avant-garde poetry, and experimental theatre. For their artwork, the sound artists use sine-wave generators, lectures, sounds from natural environment, wildlife recordings, sounds in public space, bell ringing, etc. Humming written words can be sound that can be linked to learning or pedagogy, I think.

According to Hellermann, hearing is another form of seeing since sound has meaning only when its connection with an image is understood. In this light, he proposes that sound poetry is an artistic form bridging the gap between literary and musical compositions. In such a poetry, the phonetic aspects of human speech as verses without words. In a way, sound poetry is intended primarily for performance.

According to Bruce Lansky, the sound of the wind, the rain, the dishwasher, a train, etc, when imitated and rhythmically put can create sound poetry. She says, “I was astounded to learn that people in different countries describe the sounds that animals make differently. For example, here in the US we describe the sound a rooster makes as "cock-a-doodle-do." However, some Europeans describe the sound as "coo-coo-ri-coo" and in Hindi it is “Kukrhoon Koon” as sound art.

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