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Sonic Flux: Sound, Art, and Metaphysics

Christoph Cox

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226543031
eISBN:
9780226543208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226543208.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

From the invention of the phonograph through contemporary sound art, field recording, and experimental film, artists have become attracted to those domains against which music has always defined ... More


A Brief History of the Sonic Flux

Christoph Cox

in Sonic Flux: Sound, Art, and Metaphysics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226543031
eISBN:
9780226543208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226543208.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter develops the notion of the sonic flux and charts the various ways it has been captured by human beings. Through a critical reading of historical accounts by Jacques Attali and Chris ... More


Toward a Sonic Materialism

Christoph Cox

in Sonic Flux: Sound, Art, and Metaphysics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226543031
eISBN:
9780226543208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226543208.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter points to the limitations of the prevailing aesthetic theories, and argues that the sonic arts require an alternative, materialist theory. Drawing from the sonic metaphysics of Arthur ... More


Introduction

Christoph Cox

in Sonic Flux: Sound, Art, and Metaphysics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226543031
eISBN:
9780226543208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226543208.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The introduction considers the turn, in contemporary art and culture, from “music” to the broader field of “sound” and explains that the book offers a philosophical examination of this sonic turn. It ... More


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