KES Transactions on Innovation in Music

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 1 No. 1 Special Edition - Innovation in Music 2013
Article TitleAudio-Photographic Art: An introduction to music and photography as a single art object
Primary AuthorHali Santamas, University of Huddersfield
Pages 94 - 100
Article ID im13bk-009
Publication Date 17-May-15
AbstractAudio-Photographic Art: An introduction to music and photography as a single art object (CeReNeM/SMI.rc) Hali Santamas University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH, UK 1. Abstract As a sound artist my work is concerned with the emotive interaction between photography and sound. In contemporary society we are conditioned to read music and image in a particular way, be it through album sleeves, promotional materials or multimedia art. I believe that the photography and images accompanying certain music releases is inseparable from the music itself: that one medium triggers an internal rendering of the other. These renderings result not just in surface associations, but a deeper connection based on memory and emotion. In my creative work I take advantage of this by presenting music and photography together with equal emphasis on both parts. Its innovation lies in progressing from music with photography to what I’ll refer to as audio-photographic art: music and photography as a single art object. Drawing on the writing of Barthes, Deleuze and Ricoeur and using examples from my own work, this paper will demonstrate how my audio-photographic art developed from an interest in the photography based musical improvisations of Nine Inch Nails on Ghosts I-IV (2007) into a new immersive interdisciplinary art form with its own phenomenology and aesthetics.
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