STEFFEN, Darren William

MA(Sound Design) University of Melbourne 2012 Pages: 59p + 1CD

Simple subtle sustained waveforms and the notion of comfort in a new approach to creating an immersive, interactive sound installation

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This research considers compositional approaches to creating an immersive interactive sound-based installation. It explores the way sustained sine-tones set at subtle levels combine and propagate throughout a physical space, and how the notion of comfort can be used as a pretext for audience interaction. Research conducted as part of this study suggests that the notion of comfort in relation to sound is highly individualistic, and can lead to a variety of decision-making processes, such as where to stand, how to move through the space, how to negotiate the presence of others, how to engage and interact with the sonic environment, and in doing so, create a uniquely personal sonic experience...

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