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Monitoring Nature's Sounds with Terrain-Based Constructions

Leif Brush and Gloria DeFilipps Brush
Leonardo
Vol. 17, No. 1 (1984), pp. 4-7
Published by: The MIT Press
DOI: 10.2307/1574849
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1574849
Page Count: 4
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Monitoring Nature's Sounds with Terrain-Based Constructions
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Abstract

The artist describes his work with Terrain Instruments, sound-monitoring constructions and installations in the landscape and explains how they differ from traditional musical instruments and sculpture. His own approach to composition incorporates both decision and chance. Brush details his work with sound selection through a microprocessor and explains how these 'soundworks' reach audiences. The viewer/listener is asked to use new channels of perception to experience artworks that proceed from a traditional source, the natural environment.

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