We can not only hear sound, but we can see it, feel its vibration, perceive it accompanied by smell, or sense the dimensions of space or distance through sound.
That is because the information we obtain when we hear sound is not only defined through our ears, but it is comprehensively shaped also through other senses, along with our own past experiences, the environment in which we hear the respective sound, and various other factors.
For example, when beating a tambourine, one can see the cymbals in its frame shake, and the hand that holds the tambourine feels the vibration. When it starts raining, we perceive the rain together with the sound it makes, and we sometimes even smell it. The sound of shouting in a gymnasium or other large space can make us feel that space’s dimensions.
On display at this year’s ICC Kids Program are works involving sound that is not only perceived with the ears, but with various other senses, or even with the whole of the body. The experience of these works will surely change something in the way you listen to—or look at—sounds around you in daily life.