Title: Noise cancellation: disrupting audio perception

Authors: Cara-Ann Simpson; Eva Cheng

Addresses: Shop 1/411 Johnston Street, Abbotsford, Victoria 3067, Australia ' School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, GPO Box 2476, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia

Abstract: Noise cancellation: disrupting audio perception is an interactive sound and visual art installation that explores the creation of new technology - open-air active signal cancellation - and how it can be incorporated into interactive art installations. As an ongoing collaborative project between artist and engineer, noise cancellation engages signal processing research issues in a creative application space. This paper describes the collaborative installation work in progress and discusses why this active signal cancellation technology is important in relation to changing modes of listening and hearing, altering spatial perception and encouraging audiences to fully interact with art installations within art galleries (and related spaces).

Keywords: sound installations; interactive art; active noise cancellation; signal processing; motion sensors; digital audio effects; spatial sound; spatial listening; audio perception; psychoacoustics; new media art; technological art; sociological sound; art installations.

DOI: 10.1504/IJART.2013.053556

International Journal of Arts and Technology, 2013 Vol.6 No.2, pp.123 - 137

Published online: 25 Jul 2014 *

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