Sometimes when I'm out photographing, I find the sound bits from people around more interesting than what they look like.
I'm wondering if you know of any artists that use sound recordings as "snapshots." Often, there are artwork that incorporate small sound bites, but always as part of a greater whole, either musical, or para-musical (cf. Glenn Gould's Solitudes trilogy).
What I'm interested in is people who literally let the sound bites stand on their own. Just like we let a photograph stand more or less on its own in an exhibit, are there people who just expose sound bites in one way or another? It's almost like a poem, or a tableau. A short, concise work.
There were a few similarities between photographic "recording" and sound recording that struck me as well: different angles of capture (tele/narrow; wideangle/atmospheric), definition (35mm/lo-fi; large format/hi-fi), and the relationship between the unseen "snapshooter" and its subject.
Meatyard tried to translate the impression of sound visually (cf. http://www.apug.org/forums/forum196/...ion-sound.html) but I wonder if anyone went the other way around and made sound "photographs" out of sonic waves, not light waves.