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    ‘Unheard’ Sounds

    Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2015)

    London, UK, 7 - 9 July 2015


    Joanne Armitage & Kia Ng


    Sound propagates through space as a series of vibrations; the physical attributes of this motion excite and engage listeners on another level. For example, when standing close to a loudspeaker, you can feel the propagation of waveforms through the speaker cone; this is particularly prominent at low frequencies. Instrumentalists feel parallel, physical sensations as their instrument produces sound. Additional haptic and vibrotactile stimulation can provide a further sensory modality, or channel of communication through which musical information can be enhanced.

    This installation forms a part of the larger body of research - exploring the relationship between the haptic and auditory sensory mediums in the context of music composition. Throughout this work, the haptic communication channel is considered as an instrument and/or as a purely expressive medium. This will be the premier of a recent composition-installation, ‘unheard’ sounds. ‘Unheard’ sounds, explores the relationship between the auditory and somatic sensory systems by highlighting aspects of sound, such as masked noises and other interplay that appear less apparent in an audio mix.


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