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Sound Art—New Only in Name: A Selected History of German Sound Works from the Last Century

Brett M Van Hoesen and Jean-Paul Perrotte

in Germany in the Loud Twentieth Century: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199759392
eISBN:
9780199918911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759392.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Over the last decade or so, sound art has emerged as a seemingly new genre in the art world. While this trend has started to challenge the dominance of visual culture, the label of sound art ... More


Genre, Experimentalism, and the Musical Frame

Joanna Demers

in Listening through the Noise: The Aesthetics of Experimental Electronic Music

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195387650
eISBN:
9780199863594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387650.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

Chapter 6 takes a step back to consider the three metagenres of institutional electroacoustic, electronica, and sound art. Participants in each metagenre describe their music in terms borrowing from ... More


Introduction

Joanna Demers

in Listening through the Noise: The Aesthetics of Experimental Electronic Music

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195387650
eISBN:
9780199863594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387650.003.0000
Subject:
Music, History, Western, History, American

The introduction describes the aims and scope of the book, presents its methodology, and states its core argument. The book furnishes an aesthetic theory of several types of post-1980 electronic ... More


Signal to Noise: An Ontology of Sound art

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/9780226543208.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter develops an ontology of sound and argues that sound art plays a crucial role in manifesting this ontology. Drawing from G.W. Leibniz, Michel Serres, and Gilles Deleuze, and examining ... More


Reflections on Sound Art

Jamie Sexton

in Music, Sound and Multimedia: From the Live to the Virtual

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625338
eISBN:
9780748671038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625338.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the theme of sonic art, in which sound objects are often presented within gallery spaces or as site-specific installations. It explains how digital technologies impact upon ... More


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


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


Speaking of Microsound: The Bodies of Henri Chopin

Kiene Brillenburg Wurth

in Speaking of Music: Addressing the Sonorous

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251384
eISBN:
9780823253029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251384.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Henri Chopin (1922–2008), a sound explorer who, half a decade after John Cage visited the anechoic chamber and discovered the sounds of silence, was swallowing microphones to ... More


Machines/Mechanicals

Chris Salter

in Entangled: Technology and the Transformation of Performance

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195881
eISBN:
9780262315104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195881.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter illustrates how mechanical or robotic performances can get the same status as human performances. Jasia Reichardt put forward the argument that characteristics of machines are attributed ... More


Lost Sound: The Forgotten Art of Radio Storytelling

Jeff Porter

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627779
eISBN:
9781469627793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627779.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Lost Sound is a book about a literary tradition that, while rarely studied, was a vital part of broadcast radio during the mid-1930s through the 1940s and beyond. From Archibald MacLeish to Glenn ... More


Music after the Fall: Modern Composition and Culture since 1989

Tim Rutherford-Johnson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520283145
eISBN:
9780520959040
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283145.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

By the start of the 21st century many of the foundations of postwar culture had disappeared: Europe had been rebuilt and, as the EU, had become one of the world’s largest economies; the United ... More


System X: Interview with Founding Sysop Scot McPhee

Amanda McDonald Crowley

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034654
eISBN:
9780262336871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034654.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

System X was an Australian-based dial up BBS, where users created a community of interest with both a variety of text-based conversations and a virtual gallery of images and sound that invited visual ... More


Four Rooms

Theresa M. Senft

in VOICE: Vocal Aesthetics in Digital Arts and Media

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013901
eISBN:
9780262289696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013901.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter offers a first-person narrative of the disembodied fantasies of telephone sex, the use of audio tapes to prepare for invasive surgery, teaching a computer to recognize a person’s voice, ... More


Sonic Algorithm

Steve Goodman

in Software Studies: A Lexicon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062749
eISBN:
9780262273343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.003.0033
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes sound art and its influence under the digital simulations, which are based on artificial life models. It mainly focuses on the effects of the software concept on musical ... More


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