This term generally designates the art form in which the sound is its basic unit.
A liberal view of sonic art would take it to be a subset of music. It is also used in its plural form. [Landy 2007a, 10, EARS] Sound Art This term has been used inconsistently throughout the years.
It is typically used to designate sound installations (associated with art galleries, museums, and public spaces), sound sculptures, public sonic artefacts and site- specific sonic art events.
Sound art is that it is normally not intended for concert performance, often does not have a beginning or an end (and thus does not demand full-time presence or attention) and normally takes its site/context into account.