I have used sound in many ways, but it was Emilian's descriptions of ideas that set a spark in my mind. He spoke of how a small fragment of sound can represent a whole history, such as a few bars of 30s jazz; it does not need te structure of a narrative totell a story. We heard examples of sampling where, as he described, the sound is seperated fromt he actual thing/body; the disembodied vioce can be very powerful.
In investigaing loops we spoke of cliches such as a heartbeat and a ticking clock (although these can be powerful), and he explained how a self contained loopplayed out of context can cancel the flowing of time; repitition allowing you to look in detail, to frame, how it acheives a static quality like a photograph.. It is amazing how a tiny variation in a loop can provide interest.