For These Artists, the Ear Is as Essential as the Eye
WHAT IS SOUND art? The fact is, nobody really knows, including curators, critics and the artists themselves. Is sound in itself art? If yes, isn’t Charlie Parker a sound artist? But what if there is no audio component to the art, but the work evokes an auditory experience? And if you hang a bunch of snare drums from the ceiling upside down, will they drum on their own?
Beginning Jan. 28, The Moody Center for the Arts bravely takes on these and other sound art-related conundrums in their spring 2022 exhibition, Soundwaves: Experimental Strategies in Art + Music. Now in its fifth year, The Moody Center continues its mission to “elevate the many disciplinary intersections with visual art” in this group show of artists for whom the ear is as essential as the eye.