Sound 101: What you should know to keep up with trends

What are the main trends in the fields of art, sound, and IT at the moment

Firstly, the world is becoming increasingly audiovisual. We now observe more frequently that if a picture is displayed, it is accompanied by light. This implies a task for lighting artists who skillfully design the space, not only working with materials but also considering the context.

While beauty is subjective, various creative units are involved in any installation: designers, sound designers, lighting artists, and decorators. If there is an opportunity to impact people through not only visuals but also sound, why not take advantage of it? Installations themselves have become more intricate, with artists increasingly utilizing new technologies, exploring not just living textures but also various mechanisms, as artists constantly examine the space and the world around them, utilizing everything they can.

Sound design can assist an artist in conveying their story. In terms of trends, installations are becoming more interactive, moving from static works to those that people can engage with. We live in an era of interactive art, where you can actively participate. Immersive theatre serves as an example.

Artists have an extensive range of technological solutions at their disposal, from small microcontrollers and microcomputers that can be connected to light, temperature, and motion sensors, to be easily controlled by touch or a wave of the hand.

What is sound art, and what does an artist need to know to work in this field

Sound art is the process of exploring our world through music, seen through the eyes and hands of an artist. It is essential for artists to delve into and work with modern technologies, learning audio programming, engineering, and understanding physics and electronics. Many installations employ programs such as WWISE, FMOD, and other specialized software for audiovisual content.

What is generative music and sound

Generative music is music created by algorithms. It can be generated based on data input by a person or a neural network. Currently, generative music commonly refers to music created by a computer or a program. However, crafting a musical landscape that is enjoyable to listen to still falls under the work of sound designers and composers.

Who is responsible for the audio installation if it was generated by algorithms

Answering this question is challenging, as there are several "pitfalls." On one hand, the artist is responsible for their work since they influence others. On the other hand, the artist is also the most irresponsible person as they create, while others may feel joy, hatred, or pleasure from their work. Therefore, emotionless art is considered the least desirable.

How does Studio SoundDesigner.PRO work with sound art

At Studio SoundDesigner.PRO, our focus is on creating art through design tools. We organize creative meetings and collaborations with independent artists and students in the field of audiovisual installations. We continuously keep up with new technologies, actively participating in their development and implementation. Creativity can be guided, and together with artists, we explore how modern technologies can impact individuals and evoke specific emotions by utilizing the cultural wealth accumulated in cinema, theater, and music."