You can really look at it in different ways. One is as Paul and Chris have highlighted. It can be used commercially for marketing and business purposes, but I have a feeling you're looking at it differently?
I studied Sound Art and my dissertation was about how sound and noise has dictated the way we live in our world. An example... Thames Barrier park in ...
As it happens I do nearly all of the composition/sound design for Julian Treasure's The Sound Agency, happy to answer any questions you might have.
We've created soundscapes for banks, hotels, shops and even a small town. A lot of what I've done with Julian is designing ambient music for a specific space and we often install the speaker systems as well.
Here's the KPCC video link, it's great: http://www.scpr.org/news/2012/02/16/31270/artist-flair-disruption-sounds-horns-la-traffic/
And stay tuned For Zefrey's video which we'll have very shortly!
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Thanks! Glad you liked it.
A couple of good resources
check out IRCAM's research on many different areas within sound/music:
Shannon Mattern's course is thoroughly documented, a good mix of theoretical and practical stuff : http://www.wordsinspace.net/course_material/sound_space/sound_space_F05.html
In my opinion, there is no commercial art. When you produce something with the intention to sell it, it is a product and not an artwork.
So for me, the purpose is the deciding factor, if something is art or not.
As an example:
The music industrie vs. homemade music:
The music industrie engineers songs on purpose. From the start, the songs are written for ...
If you're heading down the path of interactive design, you will likely not be served better than by acquiring skills in Max/MSP (or related software like PureData, Plogue Bidule etc). What you get is basically a blank canvas upon which to build, without presumption, your ideas. If you're disciplined, you can even teach yourself using the provided tutorials. ...
Once Upon a Time in the West
North By Northwest
The Black Stallion
Master and Commander
A River Runs Through It
The English Patient
No Country For Old Men
The King's Speech
The Hurt Locker
To name a few. All superb sound jobs, where the sound work/sonic choices/mix support the ...
Hi all, I was following this thread. I love that some of you are as interested as I am in using ambisonics with the visual medium. At this point, my master's thesis may well be redundant and out of date, but hopefully it can be of help. Thanks for the shout out, Daniel! You can find it here: