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За шестнадцать лет деятельности в Галерее Экспериментального Звука, на основе которой и сформировался Санкт-Петербургский Музей Звука, образовался огромный архив аудио- и видео записей выступлений отечественных и зарубежных музыкантов. Среди этих записей - образцы импровизационной музыки, петербургского нойза, эмбиента, индастриала, электроакустики.

В настоящее время в музее ведется работа по каталогизации, структурированию этого архива и обработке архивных материалов. Открытие в недалеком будущем доступа к нему для широкой аудитории может как послужить образовательным целям, так и стать материалом для музыковедческих и культурологических исследований.

Карта звуков Санкт-Петербурга

Sound maps are geographical maps that provide information about the sound characteristics of various locations. Until recently, such maps were technical in their function. They represented a peculiar “loud relief” of the area, showing the noise level measured at certain points, and were used to assess the noise pollution of the environment during design and construction.

"Графика звука": коллекция графических нотаций

In the most general sense, graphic notation refers to the representation of music using a visual language instead of (or along with) a system of traditional musical notation. Instead of traditional musical notation, a graphical representation of the musical text is used - diagrams, drawings, non-traditional notation, etc. In fact, graphic notation acts simultaneously as a way of fixing musical text, and - often - as an independent graphic work of art.

The practice of manufacturing original tools is not a new phenomenon. Sound invention, the search for new timbres, the mastery of electronics and the creation of author interfaces are attracting ever greater interest in the modern world. Sometimes the “inventive” aspect is ahead of the “composer” aspect itself, that is, the “mechanism”, the “body of the instrument” first appears, and only after years (and sometimes decades) does the repertoire appear.

Visitors to the museum have the opportunity not only to see and hear how unusual instruments sound, but also to musicalize themselves, literally touch the sound.