Sound Art Revisited

Sound Art Revisited

by Alan Licht


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The first edition of Sound Art Revisited (published as Sound Art: Beyond Music, Between Categories) served as a groundbreaking work toward defining this emerging field, and this fully updated volume significantly expands the story to include current research since the book's initial release. Viewed through a lens of music and art histories rather than philosophical theory, it covers dozens of artists and works not found in any other book on the subject.

Locating sound art's roots across the centuries from spatialized church music to the technological developments of radio, sound recording, and the telephone, the book traces the evolution of sound installations and sound sculpture, the rise of sound art exhibitions and galleries, and finally looks at the critical cross-pollination that marks some of the most important and challenging art with and about sound being produced today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501333774
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 08/22/2019
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.15(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Alan Licht has lectured widely on sound art and served on faculty in the Music/Sound department at the Bard College Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, USA. He is the editor of Will Oldham on Bonnie "Prince" Billy (2012). He is a contributing music editor at BOMB magazine and writes frequently for Artforum, Art Review, Parkett, Organised Sound, and WIRE.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Prehistories and Early Manifestations
3. Sound and the Art World
4. Recent Sound Art

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