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Crossing the Boundary: Experiential Multimodalities in Sound, Music and the Visual Contribution: Talk with sonic / music examples

In this talk, we will consider the idea that both sound and visual-based artworks(media) are experienced multimodally. That is, when we experience an artwork, we do so from a trans-sensory experiential basis. Here, the notion that visual and auditory senses are not restricted exclusively to perceiving only sight-and-sound-based phenomena is investigated through recourse to some pre-existing examples of multimedia but also to my own composed example.

How, for example, can sound create an experience of stasis? And can this demarcate boundaries in the same way an abstract work of art might?Instead, I will argue that there is an interdependence between the senses. The visual perception of a painting of the sea may also, for example, evoke the sounds of the sea or other related phenomena Similarly, particular sounds (natural or composed) may invoke a visual or trans-sensory experience in the listener, such as that involving a pastoral scene –  la Beethoven’s Symphony no. 6 (Pastoral symphony).

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Mar 06 2022


5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


  • Julian Green
    Julian Green

    My research is interdisciplinary and focuses on the intersection of sound and vision in our aesthetic
    experience of art, film and multimedia. I explore this from a phenomenological position but also
    using the mechanism of metaphor, invoking critical theory and continental philosophy to help
    explore this important area of experience. Together with these physical sense experiences, I also
    explore how the imagination is invoked and implicated in our experience of artworks. I also lecture
    in photography and am a keen musician.

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EASTN-DC, European Art-Science-Technology Network for Digital Creativity, is a network dedicated to the time-based digital arts: musical arts, visual arts, performing and interactive arts.  It is gathering 16 partners in 13 different countries from Europe to the Americas. They will host and exchange about 70 creators in the frame of a 16 international events tour spread over 4 years. These privileged moments, in direct contact with the audience, will frame a new and systemic approach, binding the Knowing “Disseminate”, the Learning “Inseminate”, the Making “Collect”, a digital creativity factory leading to a creative citizen.

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