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English definition

Monday 3 January 2005, by Rob Weale

Within the realm of public art, the sound installation can be a musical equivalent of a sculpture, an aural experience designed for a space generally used for the exhibition of visual art or a site-specific work. Many sound installations have profited by applying a variety of electroacoustic techniques and technology in their creation and spatial presentation. Sound installations are normally experienced from any random starting point to any ending point as opposed to the linear autonomous artwork.

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