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Act of silence

David Toop

David Toop is a musician, author and professor of Audio Culture and Improvisation at London College of Communication, UK. He has published five books including Ocean of Sound, Rap Attack and Sinister Resonance. Exhibitions curated include Sonic Boom for the Hayward Gallery, and Playing John Cage for Arnolfini Bristol. His first album, New and Rediscovered Musical Instruments, was released on Brian Eno's Obscure label in 1975 and he has collaborated with many improvising musicians and artists. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sinister Resonance : The Mediumship of the Listener

Continuum, 2010

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...‘Hush! Don’t tell Courbet.’In January 1911, Marcel Duchamp began work on one of the most intriguing paintings of his early life. His personal re-evaluation of the making and meaning of art, so influential in so many ways from the early...

Introduction

Will Schrimshaw

Will Schrimshaw is an artist, musician and Lecturer in Music and Sound at Edge Hill University, UK. He has published a number of articles relating to sound in the arts and exhibits his work internationally. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Immanence and Immersion : On the Acoustic Condition in Contemporary Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Throughout the arts – but particularly in digital performance, installation, sound and media arts – a figure of immersion has become increasingly prevalent. This enveloping, encircling figure of immersion, describing an envelopment...

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Seth Kim-Cohen

Seth Kim-Cohen is Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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In the Blink of an Ear : Toward a Non-Cochlear Sonic Art

Continuum, 2009

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...“Excuse me, do you say in English, ‘I look at the window,’ or do you say in English, ‘I look out the window’?” In Jim Jarmusch’s film Down By Law, the Italian drifter, Bob (played by Roberto Benigni), draws a window on the wall of his...

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Salomé Voegelin

Salomé Voegelin is Professor of Sound at the London College of Communication, UAL, and an artist and writer engaged in listening as a socio-political practice of sound. She is the author of Listening to Noise and Silence (2010), Sonic Possible Worlds (2014) and The Political Possibility of Sound (2018), all by Bloomsbury Academic. Her work and writing deal with sound and the world sound makes: its aesthetic, social and political realities that are hidden by the persuasiveness of a visual point of view. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sonic Possible Worlds, Revised Edition : Hearing the Continuum of Sound

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...These alien space ships, cats, dogs, and microwaves are not made of visual material or as linguistic signs, but are generated in sound, and in that temporal and invisible condition they make uncertain what their visual referent might be.My...

The Perception of Primacy

Seth Kim-Cohen

Seth Kim-Cohen is Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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In the Blink of an Ear : Toward a Non-Cochlear Sonic Art

Continuum, 2009

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...The first solo museum show is no place to start. Such a show almost always functions as confirmation of a consensus already arrived at—if not always complete. But Robert Morris presents an unusual case in that his production changed so...

Non-cochlear sound: On affect and exteriority

Will Schrimshaw

Will Schrimshaw is an artist, musician and Lecturer in Music and Sound at Edge Hill University, UK. He has published a number of articles relating to sound in the arts and exhibits his work internationally. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sound, Music, Affect : Theorizing Sonic Experience

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...This chapter considers the notion of the sonic affect: what it is, what it can be and what it does. Affect is commonly thought in terms of feeling or emotion, an event bound to ‘labor in the bodily mode’, of which the products...

Coda

Barbara Ellison

Barbara Ellison is an award-winning composer and artist whose creations have been presented internationally, including her latest 3-hour album, Cyber-Opera. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Thomas Bey William Bailey

Thomas Bey William Bailey is a recording artist and author of several books on sonic art, including To Hear the World with New Eyes: A Cultural History of the Synesthetic and Cross-Sensory Arts (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sonic Phantoms : Composition with Auditory Phantasmatic Presence

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Having thoroughly examined how sonic phantoms might arise from each of the primordial Boethian realms, it is perhaps worth asking at this concluding stage: is there any other phantasmatic territory too ambiguous to be clearly ascribed...

Conclusion

Seth Kim-Cohen

Seth Kim-Cohen is Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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In the Blink of an Ear : Toward a Non-Cochlear Sonic Art

Continuum, 2009

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...Sound alone, signifies itself. This accepted, essentialist reading of the two great bestowals of Cage and Schaeffer—silence-as-sound and sound-in-itself—accepts sound as a kind of god, a unifying and unified sign. This amounts to the same...

Introduction: How Video Works and How It Sounds

Paul Hegarty

Paul Hegarty teaches Philosophy and Visual Culture at University College Cork, Ireland. He is the author of Noise/Music (Bloomsbury, 2007) and co-series editor of the Ex:Centrics series with Bloomsbury. He jointly runs the experimental record label dotdotdotmusic, and performs in the noise bands Safe and La Société des Amis du Crime. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rumour and Radiation : Sound in Video Art

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...I have learnt to distrust memory.This unreliability made its presence felt when I synaesthesized a soundtrack for one of the major works by one of the world’s most accomplished video artists and now successful film director Steve McQueen. I...

Introduction

Marcel Cobussen

Marcel Cobussen is Professor of Auditory Culture at Leiden University, Netherlands. He is co-editor of the Routledge Companion to Sounding Art (2016), co-author of Music and Ethics (2012), and author of Thresholds: Rethinking Spirituality through Music (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Routledge Companion to Sounding Art

Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, 2017

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...It is a Tuesday afternoon in November, approaching half past four, in a quiet neighborhood near the center of one of the largest cities in The Netherlands. Booting up my PC creates a cozy buzzing, rather like a log fire. The laughing...