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Listening to noise and silence: toward a philosophy of sound art

Voegelin, Salomé (2010) Listening to noise and silence: toward a philosophy of sound art. Continuum Press, New York. ISBN 9781441162076 [Creative Arts and Design > Sound Arts & Design]
Creators:Voegelin, Salomé

Listening to Noise and Silence engages with the emerging practice of sound art and the concurrent development of a discourse and theory of sound. In this original and challenging work, Salomé Voegelin immerses the reader in concepts of listening to sound artwork and the everyday acoustic environment, establishing an aesthetics and philosophy of sound and promoting the notion of a sonic sensibility.

A multitude of sound works are discussed, by lesser known contemporary artists and composers (for example Curgenven, Gasson and Federer), historical figures in the field (Artaud, Feldman and Cage), and that of contemporary canonic artists such as Janet Cardiff, Bill Fontana, Bernard Parmegiani, and Merzbow.

Informed by the ideas of Adorno, Merleau-Ponty and others, the book aims to come to a critique of sound art from its soundings rather than in relation to abstracted themes and pre-existing categories. Listening to Noise and Silence broadens the discussion surrounding sound art and opens up the field for others to follow.

Official Website:http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=134270&SntUrl=152160&SubjectId=1381&Subject2Id=1712
Type of Research:Book
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:sound, philosophy, listening, sonic aesthetic, sonic phenomenology
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company:Continuum Press
Your affiliations with UAL:Colleges > London College of Communication
Research Centres/Networks > Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP)
Copyright Holders:Continuum Press
Related Websites:http://www.salomevoegelin.net/listening_to_noise....html
Projects or Series:Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
ID Code:2759
Deposited On:02 Nov 2011 14:58
Last Modified:16 Dec 2013 11:41
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