The Art of Noise
Blurring the lines between music and organic sound, Stuart Hyatt’s Metaphonics: The Complete Field Works Recordings marks a happy, and unexpected, detour from what began five years ago as a Ball State University architecture program master’s thesis project. Words by Amy Lynch. Adapted from Classical Music Indy’s NOTE Magazine. The Art of Noise Metaphonics explores the relationships between music, nature and urban sound. Hyatt, an Indy-based sound artist, found himself fascinated by the streetscape noise, conversations and nature he recorded while walking across Washington Street as part of a site analysis. Along with other autobiographical sound bites, some of the