Moving air - a portfolio of sounding sculpture

Scott, Calum (2022) Moving air - a portfolio of sounding sculpture. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

Full text available as:
[thumbnail of a portfolio thesis comprising a series of sound art works with accompanying commentary] PDF (a portfolio thesis comprising a series of sound art works with accompanying commentary)
Download (23MB)
[thumbnail of Eigenfunction] Multimedia file (Eigenfunction)
Download (1GB)
[thumbnail of WhenBellsAreRinigng] Multimedia file (WhenBellsAreRinigng)
Download (3GB)
[thumbnail of ShishiOdoshi] Multimedia file (ShishiOdoshi)
Download (3GB)
[thumbnail of ListeningCaveSuite] Multimedia file (ListeningCaveSuite)
Download (11GB)
[thumbnail of ShelterInPlace] Multimedia file (ShelterInPlace)
Download (1GB)


This portfolio and commentary document the realisation of a series of sound art works which seek to explore aspects of the physical materiality of sounding objects. The portfolio consists of seven acoustic sound sculpture installations which were exhibited in both indoor and outdoor site-specific settings. The following commentary outlines the motivating principles behind the work as well as its position within key art culture and research contexts before discussing my praxis methods and approach to each work in detail with reference to related theory and existing artworks.

Established theories of sound reproduction and acousmatic sound practices are examined in order to frame and contextualise the importance of the local, acoustic encounter with the work and new terminology is proposed to account for this distinct characteristic. My media archaeological method and use of existing sounding objects as stimuli is discussed as well as my approach to the development of materials, compositional intentionality, documentation methods and the audience encounter.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts & Humanities > School of Culture and Creative Arts
Funder's Name: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Supervisor's Name: Fells, Professor Nick and Harris, Professor Louise
Date of Award: 2022
Depositing User: Theses Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2022-83348
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2023 16:40
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2024 08:04
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.83348

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year