The Oxford handbook of sound art / edited by Jane Grant, John Matthias, and David Prior.

  • New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2021]
  • ©2021
xxv, 597 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.


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Sound art has long been resistant to its own definition. Emerging from a liminal space between movements of thought and practice in the twentieth century, sound art has often been described in terms of the things that it is understood to have left behind: a space between music, fine art, and performance. This handbook surveys the practices, politics, and emerging frameworks of thought that now define this previously amorphous area of study. Throughout the handbook, artists and thinkers explore the uses of sound in contemporary arts practice. Imbued with global perspectives, chapters are organized in six overarching themes of Space, Time, Things, Fabric, Senses and Relationality. Each theme represents a key area of development in the visual arts and music during the second half of the twentieth century from which sound art emerged.
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Witnessing Space / Andrea Polli -- Danfo / Emeka Ogboh -- Felt Spaces / Gernot Böhme -- Sound in the mediated space / DooEun Choi -- Inhabitating the uninhabitable: encontering atmospheres as other worlds / Jane Grant -- Keynote: sound art and time / Christoph Cox -- Now in the network / Michael Rofe -- The inter-human cortex / John Matthias -- One municipality: sound, science, technology, and culture / Pasha Ian Clothier -- Sound and wonder: siren, ethnometric museum and sound art theatre / Ray Lee -- The art that is made out of time / Stephen Kennedy -- Keynote: sound and thing / Aden Evens -- Sacrificial floors and tables: making/ unmaking sound / John Richards -- The unreliable mediator: loudspeakers in sound art heard through music on a long, thin wire / David Prior -- A new materiality: post speaker sound art / Fari Bradley -- The ding in itself / John Mowitt -- Sound art as locative narrative / Emma Whittaker -- Sound is silence / Greg Hainge -- Materiality: the fabrication of sound / Dugal McKinnon -- 'And I listened to the whistlings and patterings outside': hearing the wild spaces as sound / Angus Carlyle -- Against a falling fabric: neoliberal acousmatics / Seth Kim-Cohen -- Echo's embrace: the art of building with sound / Frances Crow -- Fukushima: silences that count / Sophie Houdart -- Sonic sense: the meaning of the invisible / Salomé Voegelin -- Last breath, sensing life / Zeynep Bulut -- Soundfullness / Christof Migone -- Chthonic: 72 hours below Earth day: the sensed, the remembered, the lost, and the reconstructed / Louise K. Wilson -- Listening: flexibility through noise, resonance through rhythm / Susan L. Denham and Istvan Winkler -- Intimate listening / Mark Paterson -- Minor acoustics: sound art, relationality, and poetic Listening / Brandon Labelle -- Composing fragmented relations with materials, locations, and archives / Dr. Jen Southern and Dr. Samuel Thulin -- Sound art: hearing in particular / John L. Drever -- The Sonic undercommons: sound art in radical black arts traditions / Gascia Ouzounian -- Origin stories: race, silence, and what we call 'Sound Art' / Jennifer Lynn Stoever -- A social sonic paradigm: sound art in Southern Africa / Tegan Bristow, Joao Orrechia Zuniga -- State listening / Ultra-Red.
Other title(s)
  • Handbook of sound art
  • Sound art
  • 0190274050 (hardcover)
  • 9780190274054 (hardcover)
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