Sonic arts portfolio and commentary

Parkes, Bethan Rachel (2015) Sonic arts portfolio and commentary. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This research investigates the process of “opening out” spaces with sound as an approach to sonic arts practice, investigating the spaces that sounds articulate, reveal and imply in our encounter with them. It positions spatial aesthetics as a key consideration at each stage of the creative process and connects approaches to spatiality in sonic arts practices with contextual considerations drawn from, for example, phenomenological accounts of spatial and sonic experience, human geography, architecture and acoustic ecology. The portfolio consists of seven sonic artworks and two collaborative projects that each engage with these ideas from a different perspective, exploring a number of applications, contexts and outcomes in the investigation. This accompanying commentary discusses these works, providing an introduction to the portfolio followed by a discussion, in the subsequent chapters, of the practices explored and developed in the research process.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: This is an edited version. Portfolio consists of 7 sonic artworks and 2 collaborative projects. The text commentary only is available.
Keywords: Sonic art, spatiality, space, sound, acoustic ecology.
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Music
Funder's Name: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Supervisor's Name: Fells, Dr. Nick
Date of Award: 2015
Depositing User: Bethan Parkes
Unique ID: glathesis:2015-7798
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2016 10:19
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2016 10:19
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/7798

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