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By Alan Licht

During the last century, an artwork shape has emerged that pulls from the worlds of visible artwork and song. Sound art’s roots are available within the experimental paintings of Italian Futurism, Dada, and later the Fluxus staff and the pioneering efforts of the yankee composer and artist John Cage. within the wake of this groundbreaking paintings, sound artwork started to mature right into a flow, and artists explored the interactive probabilities of sound and in flip created totally new modes of experiencing and interesting with paintings. during this quantity, the full tale of sound paintings is advised by way of one of many country’s prime critics and students. the writer lines the heritage of this type of art–highlighting the convergence of the indie international bands resembling Sonic formative years with the artwork world–looking on the severe cross-pollination that has ended in one of the most very important and hard paintings being produced this day, together with paintings through Christian Marclay, LaMonte younger, Janet Cardiff, Rodney Graham, and Laurie Anderson, between many others.

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