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Klangkunst goes mobile

Fabian Czolbe

Fabian Czolbe, Berlin


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This article stresses the term Klangkunst in comparison to the English term “sound art” because of the incorporated interweaving of auditory and visual dimensions, or rather multisensory perception as a prerequisite for this art genre. Furthermore, one can observe an increasingly large number of artists and works that create a dynamic form of motion between the art work, the audience, and the perception. Contemporary media offers a wide range of opportunities to make Klangkunst mobile. Hence the article outlines a taxonomy of mobile Klangkunst focusing on different conceptions of locating sounds and possible interactions. This paper will conclude with some analytical considerations of mobile Klangkunst from a musicological perspective.

EMS14 Proceedings