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The Routledge Companion to Sounding Art

Edited by: Marcel Cobussen , Vincent Meelberg , Barry Truax

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  July  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138780613
eBook ISBN: 9781315770567
Adobe ISBN: 9781317672777

10.4324/9781315770567
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The Routledge Companion to Sounding Art presents an overview of the issues, methods, and approaches crucial for the study of sound in artistic practice. Thirty-six essays cover a variety of interdisciplinary approaches to studying sounding art from the fields of musicology, cultural studies, sound design, auditory culture, art history, and philosophy. The companion website hosts sound examples and links to further resources.

The collection is organized around six main themes:

  • Sounding Art: The notion of sounding art, its relation to sound studies, and its evolution and possibilities.
  • Acoustic Knowledge and Communication: How we approach, study, and analyze sound and the challenges of writing about sound.
  • Listening and Memory: Listening from different perspectives, from the psychology of listening to embodied and technologically mediated listening.
  • Acoustic Spaces, Identities and Communities: How humans arrange their sonic environments, how this relates to sonic identity, how music contributes to our environment, and the ethical and political implications of sound.
  • Sonic Histories: How studying sounding art can contribute methodologically and epistemologically to historiography.
  • Sound Technologies and Media: The impact of sonic technologies on contemporary culture, electroacoustic innovation, and how the way we make and access music has changed.

With contributions from leading scholars and cutting-edge researchers, The Routledge Companion to Sounding Art is an essential resource for anyone studying the intersection of sound and art.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  General Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  3:  But Is It (Also) Music? Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Defining Sound Art Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Sound Leads Elsewhere Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Dams, Weirs, and Damn Weird Ears Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Sound Words and Sonic Fictions Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Field Recording Centered Composition Practices Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Soundwalking, Sonification, and Activism Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Why I Make Music with Natural Sounds Download PDF
Chapter  12:  > Image > Memory > Sound > Text > Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Institutionalized Sound Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Sonification and Music, Music and Sonification Download PDF
Chapter  15:  String Theory Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Music to the Eyes Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  18:  That Passing Glance Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Art and Science of Sensory Memory Walking Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Postphenomenology Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Auditory Capital, Media Publics and the Sounding Arts Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Sonic Subjectivities Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Pieces of Music as Memory Capsules Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Acoustic Space, Community, and Virtual Soundscapes Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Towards an Art of Impregnation Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Restless Acoustics, Emergent Publics Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Sounding Art Climate Change Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Unsettling Performances, Soundwalks and Loudspeakers Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Developing a Cognitive Heuristic Model of Sound Art Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Whistling for the Hell of It Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Shakespeare as Sound Artist Download PDF
Chapter  34:  History, Archaeology, and De-anthropocentrism in Sound Art Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Weimar Activism Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Mapping Sounding Art Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  38:  What Would Be a Digital Sound? Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Algorithms, Affect, and Aesthetic Listening Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Performance with Technology Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Distributed Sounding Art Download PDF
Chapter  42:  The Art of a New Technology Download PDF
Chapter  43:  The Privatization of Sound Space Download PDF
Name_Index Download PDF
Subject_Index Download PDF
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