Sound Studies is the first digital resource to provide students and researchers with wide ranging, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary scholarly content in the study of sound. Subject areas covered include art, aesthetics, architecture, contemporary music, history, philosophy, technology, and cultural studies and the growing literature of sonic and auditory theory, methodology, and practice.
The collection contains 112 eBook titles from Bloomsbury and Taylor & Francis, including:
The Bloomsbury Handbooks provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary analysis of the key subjects and approaches in sound studies. With contributions from leading international researchers as well as artists, curators, and critics, they give students and scholars a broad, detailed, and instructive overview of current research in the field. Titles include The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sonic Methodologies, The Bloomsbury Handbook of the Anthropology of Sound and The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art.
Titles in the the Routledge Companion series provide a detailed and comprehensive overview of major topics including the issues, methods, and approaches crucial for the study of sound. A diverse range of international scholars have contributed chapters that move from foundational knowledge to cutting edge topics that highlight new key areas. The Routledge Companions provide an essential resource for anyone studying or researching sound. Titles include The Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound, The Routledge Companion to Sounding Art and The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies.
Each book in The Study of Sound offers a concise look at a single concept within the field of sound studies. With an emphasis on the interdisciplinary nature of the topics at hand, the series explores a range of core issues, debates, and objects within sound studies from a variety of perspectives and within a multitude of contexts. Titles include Humming, Sirens, Sonic Intimacy, Sonic Fiction and The Sound of Nonsense.
The Sound Studies eBook collection covers a rich and diverse array of topics, from sonic theory and technology to natural sound and sound in art and culture. Explore the full range of topics, music genres and artists using the 'Explore By' menu above, or begin your search by browsing select highlights from the list below:
An extensive volume presenting a comparative and historically informed understanding of the workings of sound in culture, while also mapping potential future directions for research in the field.
Explores and delineates what Sound Art is in the 21st century. Sound artworks today embody the contemporary and transcultural trends towards the post-apocalyptic, a wide sensorial spectrum of sonic imaginaries as well as the decolonization and deinstitutionalization around the making of sound.
This book argues that we should understand ‘Siren sounds’ as both myth and materiality, embodying both danger and protection. It poses the question of whether we can rely on the sirens, both in their mythic meanings or in their material meanings in contemporary culture.
This volume follows the development of sound as an artistic medium and illustrates how sound is put to use within modes of composition, installation, and performance.
This volume looks at the phenomenon of noise in music, from experimental music of the early 20th century to the Japanese noise music and glitch electronica of today. It situates different musics in their cultural and historical context, and analyses them in terms of cultural aesthetics.
Provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of screen music and sound studies, addressing the ways in which music and sound interact with forms of narrative media such as television, videogames, and film.
This is the first resource to provide a wide ranging, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary investigation and analysis of the ways in which researchers use a broad range of methodologies in order to pursue their sonic investigations.
This major, generously-illustrated new volume examines, in fifteen chapters, some of the ways in which composers and performers have attempted to convey a sense of the Australian landscape through musical means.
This book is not a manual on sound design; it instead argues for a cultural theory of sound design for sound designers and sound artists, for clients who commission a sound design and for researchers in the fields of sound studies, design research, and cultural studies.
Encouraging new conceptualizations of what constitutes ‘political music,’ The Politics of Post-9/11 Music covers topics as diverse as the rise of Internet music distribution, Christian punk rock, rap music in the Obama era, and nostalgia for 1960s political activism.