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Noise and Silence: The Contemporary Sound Sculptures of Adam Basanta (2020)

Shauna Jean Doherty

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This article examines the radical and destabilizing potential of noise and silence, expressed by Canadian artist Adam Basanta’s sound sculpture practice. The author’s analysis is undertaken through a comparison of Basanta’s works to those of foundational sound artists, John Cage and Steve Reich, as well as contemporary sound sculpture practitioners, Robert Pugliese, Konrad Smoleński, Michael Sailstorfer, and Nikita Gale. Dominant themes of noise, silence, and feedback recur in the referenced artists’ practices, demonstrating a shared interest in the dynamics of sonic power.
typeresearch exposition
date02/09/2020
published04/09/2020
last modified04/09/2020
statuspublished
share statusprivate
copyrightDoherty
licenseAll rights reserved
urlhttps://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/978605/978606
published inJournal of Sonic Studies
portal issue20. Issue 20


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978608 JSS Banner JSS All rights reserved
978633 A Line Listening Doherty All rights reserved
979930 1. A Line Listening To Itself 2016 Adam Basanta Photo by Andreas Lutz Doherty All rights reserved
979932 3. Equilibrium 2011 Roberto Pugliese Photo by Thomas Nitz. Doherty All rights reserved
979935 2 Pendulum Music Steve Reich 1968 Doherty All rights reserved
979940 1 A Line Listening To Itself by Adam Basanta Doherty All rights reserved
979941 1 A Line Listening To Itself by Adam Basanta Doherty All rights reserved
979942 1 A Line Listening To Itself by Adam Basanta Doherty All rights reserved
979945 3 Pugliese Equilibrium Doherty All rights reserved
979949 1 A Line Listening To Itself by Adam Basanta Dopherty All rights reserved
979950 1 A Line Listening To Itself by Adam Basanta Doherty All rights reserved
979961 4. A Large Inscription, A Great Noise (2019)(detail) by Adam Basanta. Photo by Paul Litherand. Doherty All rights reserved
979963 5. A Large Inscription, A Great Noise (2019)(detail) by Adam Basanta. Photo by Paul Litherand. Doherty All rights reserved
979965 4 Basante Large Inscription Doherty All rights reserved
979969 6. Concrete Tape Recorder (1968) by Bruce Nauman. Photo by A. Burger Doherty All rights reserved
979971 7. Modell Reaktor (2005) by Michael Sailstorfer. Photo by Studio Sailstorfer. Doherty All rights reserved
979978 fn 1 Basanta Small Movements Doherty All rights reserved
979982 8. Vessel (2015) by Adam Basanta. No photo credit. Doherty All rights reserved
979985 5 Basante Vessel Doherty All rights reserved
979988 9. The End of Radio (2012) by Konrad Smoleń ski. No photo credit. Doherty All rights reserved
979991 10. There’s No God (2009-2010) by Konrad Smoleński. No photo credit. Doherty All rights reserved
979994 6 Smolenski Everything was forever Doherty All rights reserved
980002 7 Basanta The Loudest Sound In The Room Doherty All rights reserved
980007 11. The loudest sound in the room experienced very quietly (2015) by Adam Basanta. Photo by Emily Gan. Doherty All rights reserved
980009 12. INTERCEPTOR (2019) by Nikita Gale. No p hoto credit Doherty All rights reserved
980012 13. Plugs (the most important thing is) (2016) (detail) by Adam Basanta. Photo by Adam Basanta. Doherty All rights reserved

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