Salome VoegelinListening To Noise And Silence
by-now canonical soundworks...to recent
works by a clutch of lesser known
artists...Voegelin's critical style is so singular
that she avoids cliche in the treatment of all
these artists, prising them out of a
conversation about music and into a
challenging treatise on the art of listening."
Listening to Noise and Silence engages with the emerging practice of
sound art and the concurrent development of a discourse and theory of
sound. In this original and challenging work, Salomé Voegelin immerses
the reader in concepts of listening to sound artwork and the everyday
acoustic environment, establishing an aesthetics and philosophy of
sound and promoting the notion of a sonic sensibility.
Informed by the ideas of Adorno, Merleau-Ponty and others, the book
aims to come to a critique of sound art from its soundings rather than in
relation to abstracted themes and pre-existing categories. Listening to
Noise and Silence broadens the discussion surrounding sound art and
opens up the field for others to follow.
256 pages, paperback.