Gluck, Robert J.


Sounds of a Community: Cultural Identity and Interactive Art

Leonardo Music Journal: Vol. 15. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 37-43.


Language(s): English


Interactive Instruments Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music Interactivity Sound Installation


Sounds of a Community (2001-2003), a sound installation, is a series of sculptures modeled upon traditional Jewish ritual objects. The sculptures also serve as musical instruments. The installation is designed to offer an engaging musical experience but also a means by which people can explore complex issues relating to religious and cultural identity. Basic issues involved in the design, construction and programming of this work are presented, along with an exploration of how this work seeks to engage visitors in questions about their relationship to religious settings that involve the place of an individual within a group.

All references of the same author:


Gluck, Robert J. (2005a). eSaz: A non-Western instrument in the context of a live electronic performance system
Gluck, Robert J. (2005c). Fifty years of electronic music in Israel