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The "sonic turn" in recent art reflects a wider cultural awareness that sight no longer dominates our perception or understanding of contemporary reality. The background buzz of myriad mechanically reproduced sounds increasingly mediates our lives. Tuning into this incessant auditory stimulus, some of our most influential artists have investigated the corporeal, cultural, and political resonance of sound. In tandem with recent experimental music and technology, art has opened up to hitherto excluded dimensions of noise, silence, and the act of listening. Artists working with sound have engaged in new forms of aesthetic encounter with the city and nature, the everyday and cultural otherness, technological effects and psychological states. New perspectives on sound have generated a wave of scholarship in musicology, cultural studies, and the social sciences. But the equally important rise of sound in the arts since 1960 has so far been sparsely documented. This volume is the first sourcebook to provide, through original critical writings and artists' statements, a genealogy of sonic pathways into the arts, philosophical reflections on the meanings of noise and silence, dialogues between art and music, investigations of the role of listening and acoustic space, and a comprehensive survey of sound works by international artists from the avant-garde era to the present.

Synopsis:

The sonic turn in recent art reflects a wider cultural awareness that sight no longer dominates our perception or understanding of contemporary reality. The background buzz of myriad mechanically reproduced sounds increasingly mediates our lives. Tuning into this incessant auditory stimulus, some of our most influential artists have investigated the corporeal, cultural, and political resonance of sound.

Synopsis:

A definitive guide to the rising status of sound in art, through original critical writings and artists' statements.

About the Author

Caleb Kelly is a lecturer at the Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney, Australia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262515689
Author:
Kelly, Caleb
Publisher:
Mit Press
Author:
Lafuente, Pablo
Author:
Woodley, Caroline
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Whitechapel: Documents of Contemporary Art Sound
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.75 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
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"Synopsis" by , The sonic turn in recent art reflects a wider cultural awareness that sight no longer dominates our perception or understanding of contemporary reality. The background buzz of myriad mechanically reproduced sounds increasingly mediates our lives. Tuning into this incessant auditory stimulus, some of our most influential artists have investigated the corporeal, cultural, and political resonance of sound.
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