Hong Kong born artist Samson Young is currently exhibiting his work at multiple galleries and museums across the planet, yet was representing his country at Venice Biennale back in 2017. The artist is famous for his extraordinary sound performances and various installations based on different aspects of humans life including political issues and sounds as a phenomenon and a number of his solo performances including Art Basel. His view on sound art is exceptional, and, undoubtedly, he’s the one of few contemporary trendsetters whose works are truly remarkable.
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In "Possible Music #1 (feat. NESS & Shane Aspegren)" (2018), Samson Young plays upon our obsession with values of truth and authenticity by inventing an array of impossible musical instruments and digitally engineering their sounds. Young describes the militaristic origins of the sounds in his work and makes a connection between sound and politics, describing music as a “form of organizing.” See his work on view in #OneHandClapping and learn more at guggenheim.org/onehandclapping. __ #Guggenheim #SamsonYoung
Maryland born, Oslo based contemporary artist Camille Norment is focused on introducing her art as a massive installation with sound effects in order to get several psychological responses from the viewers, some of her sound installations count around 160 speakers just in one venue, besides it she uses such instruments as glass and an effect of a broken glass to explore the feeling of excitement, fear and anxiety. It’s definitely one of the upcoming trends next season since it’s exceptionally unique.
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This Canadian born and based extremely talented artist is focused on traditional and natural sounds and usually performs and works together with her husband George Bures Miller. One of her most difficult and interesting creation called The 40 Part Motet is a real gem and a masterpiece of sound art, an artist calls it a «virtual choir», because the installation consists of 40 speakers.
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Turkish artist Cevdet Erek is describing his work as a mix of rhythm and place peculiarity. Usually he combines sounds, photography, images and videos in order to focus the viewer’s attention on space and sound.
Nowadays the majority of art trends come and go and in order to satisfy a smart and picky client or a particular brand you should always be ready for something new while following all their needs and wants, yet keeping the art product fresh, unique and relevant. So what to expect from the audio trends in 2019? Undoubtedly sound art and its innovators are on top of the peak at the moment. Despite the fact that this is a fast trend itself too, the number of brands and customers involved into its promotion and consumption is only growing according the statistics. If Biennale di Venezia back in 2017 in Italy is not an indicator of trend, then the dozen of different exhibitions and performances by the end of 2018 definitely is. Various noises emerging from speakers, sounds created while playing different classic and non instruments, original nature sounds accompanying the installation are just a few of multiple variations of contemporary sound art.