i speak as a curator for music with a wide range i'm tring to bring scenes together, i'm looking for projects that want to present intersections between art.
the discussion i can follow speaks mostly about sound art in the context of exhibition. but i think sound art is also happen in concerts (all the different ways of presenting acoustic or electronic music in clubs, galeries, concert halls). but in concerts nobody is missing objects. many concerts are doing the same like a room installation, 8 channel loudspeaker systhems, videos, screenings in different ways, interactivities between musicians and electronic, in laptop contexts as well as in the academic electroacoustic music.
i couldn't see bitstream or sonic boom, but i have seen frequencies. i agree with sarah cook when she said soundart installations in exhibition spaces are not productive. i would say not often. one reason could be, that the most of the installations are not in process, other than in sound art in concerts or interactive installations or installations that includes frequencies (hausswolff) or such installations from knut asdam. many works are ready and get presented in loops or they are permanent.
an other problem could be that many installations, done by musicians, using nearly the same sounds or frequencis, sinus frequencies etc. and adding just objects. installations, done by "fine arts" artists presenting often objects and adding just sounds (i agree that the exhibition "frequencies" is very successful more in the focus on frequencies as around the theme sound art. to find a balance between the quality of objects/visuals and sounds is a difficult trying.
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