Sound Art and Pandemic: A Documentary Soundscape

Main Article Content

Peirui Yang

Abstract

The pandemic has temporarily changed our lives; there is no doubt that we are rapidly moving into a digital and virtual society; however, we so far do not know when this change will end, despite the emergence of post-pandemic terminology. Sound art is a form of art that has developed across disciplines since its emergence to contemporary times. And as a soundscape, what can be recorded during a pandemic, and as a composite of music and sound, can sound art be used as a digital archive during a pandemic? This paper hopes to explore the possibilities of sound art as an archive through artistic practice, reflecting on the changes and flows of soundscapes in the context of the pandemic.

Article Details

How to Cite
Yang, P. (2022) “Sound Art and Pandemic: A Documentary Soundscape”, Symbolon, 23(Special), pp. 37-45. doi: 10.46522/S.2022.S1.4.
Section
Articles

References

BARTALUCCI, C., BELLOMINI, R., LUZZI, S., PULELLA, P. and TORELLI, G., 2021. A survey on the soundscape perception before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy. Noise Mapping, 8(1), pp.65–88.

BOŠKIĆ, N. and HAUSKNECHT, S., 2021. Reshaping the educational landscape: During and after the COVID 19 pandemic. Inovacije u nastavi, 34(4), pp.36–50.

BOTELLA, Nicolás, A.M., 2019. El paisaje sonoro como Arte Sonoro. Cuadernos de Música, Artes Visuales y Artes Escénicas, 15(1), pp.112–125.

COBUSSEN, M.A., 2019. Sound, soundscapes, and sound art. [online] Handle.net. Available at: https://hdl.handle.net/1887/3249363 [Accessed 24 Mar. 2022].

DUMITRU, Ș.M., 2021. Forced digitization due to the global pandemic. Proceedings of the International Conference on Business Excellence, 15(1), pp.1243–1250.

GIBSON, C., CARR, C., LYONS, C., TAKSA, L. and WARREN, A., 2021. COVID‐19 and the shifting industrial landscape. Geographical Research.

HOFER, S., 2014. “Atomic” Music: Navigating experimental electronica and sound art through microsound. Organised Sound, 19(3), pp.295–303.

LENZI, S., SÁDABA, J. and LINDBORG, P., 2021. Soundscape in Times of Change: Case Study of a City Neighbourhood During the COVID-19 Lockdown. Frontiers in Psychology, 12.

LI, C., LIU, Y. and HAKLAY, M., 2018. Participatory soundscape sensing. Landscape and Urban Planning, 173, pp.64–69.

MANDALAKI, E. and DAOU, E., 2020., (Dis)embodied encounters between art and academic writing amid a pandemic. Gender, Work & Organization.

PARDO, C., 2017. The Emergence of Sound Art: Opening the Cages of Sound. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 75(1), pp.35–48.

SNELS, J., 2021. Virtual connectedness in times of crisis: Chinese online art exhibitions during the COVID-19 pandemic. World Art, pp.1–24.

WADLEY, S.S., 2021. Two Mithila Artists Respond to Modi’s COVID‐19 Lockdown in 2020. Anthropology and humanism.