The Visual Music blog gathers snap shot of websites that document work, artists, filmmakers, composers, musicians, video artists, exhibitions, call for worlds and events that work with the art and medium of visual and sound. All forms and presentations are considered. This blog contains an extensive archive as it has been active since 2005.

Steve Roden


steve roden - sound installations.

"the primary focus of my sound installations is the use of a singular non-traditional source for the creation of a sound/music composition within a given space. in many cases, the source is directly related to the place that the installation is presented in; such as the sounds of a gallery space or the sounds of an adjacent produce market. other times i have stumbled across audio inspiration in a more intuitive way, such as the use of the sounds of james joyce's voice and drawings related to his placement of text on a page. in all of my work - painting, sculpture, video, and sound - i am interested in abstracting information of all types and re-presenting these things as a new and unfamiliar presence. my intention is to open things up, and to deny a single reading. the audio work is generally quiet, and non-narrative. it attempts to alter ones perception of the landscape, and to create a kind of audio architectural space that one can wander around in."
inland specific exhibition catalog, 2000