Seeing Sounds

Sounds

Sound has a profound effect on the senses. It can be both heard and felt. It can even be seen with the mind’s eye. It can almost be tasted and smelled. Sound can evoke responses of the five senses. Sound can paint a picture, produce a mood, trigger the senses to remember another time and place. From infancy we hear sound with our entire bodies. When I hear my own name, I have as much a sense of it entering my body through my back or my hand or my chest as through my ears. Sound speaks to the sensorium; the entire system of nerves that stimulates sensual response
(Louis Colaianni, The Joy of Phonetics and Accents)

So how did “C” get its sounds? How was “C” able to find a voice?  Poet and philosopher Dejan Stojanovic wrote that “sound unbound by nature becomes bounded by art.”  Bounding or framing is a way of creatively shaping experience, allowing something new to emerge.  “C” was able to engage in creative process, while shaping and transforming unbound sound. This artistic exploration allowed a surprising and fresh sound to emerge.  And that is how “C” was able to find a voice.

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