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Background noise : perspectives on sound art / Brandon LaBelle.

By: LaBelle, Brandon
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York Bloomsbury Academic 2015Edition: Second editionDescription: xx, 351 pages illustrations 23 cmISBN: 9781628923520 (paperback)Subject(s): Sound in art | Sound installations (Art) | Arts, Modern -- 20th century | Arts, Modern -- 21st century | Ljudkonst | Performance | Konst -- 1945-DDC classification: 709.0407 Other classification: 780
Contents:
Acknowledgements ; Preface to the Second Edition ; Introduction: Auditory Relations ; Fade In ; Part 1: 4'33": Sound and Points of Origin ; Introduction to Part 1 ; Chapter 1 Sociality of Sound: John Cage and Musical Concepts ; Chapter 2 Exposing the Sound Object: Musique Concrète's Sonic Research ; Chapter 3 Automatic Music: Group Ongaku's Performative Labors ; Part 2: Box with the Sound of Its Own Making: From Gags to Sculptural Form ; Introduction to Part 2 ; Chapter 4 Rhythms of Chaos: Happenings, Environments, and Fluxus ; Chapter 5 Minimalist Treatments: La Monte Young and Robert Morris ; Chapter 6 Conceptualizations: Michael Asher and the Subject of Space ; Part 3: I Am Sitting in a Room: Vocal Intensities ; Introduction to Part 3 ; Chapter 7 Performing Desire / Performing Fear: Vito Acconci and the Power Plays of Voice ; Chapter 8 Finding Oneself: Alvin Lucier and the Phenomenal Voice ; Chapter 9 Word of Mouth: Christof Migone's Little Manias ; Part 4: Public Supply: Buildings, Constructions, and Locational Listening ; Introduction to Part 4 ; Chapter 10 Tuning Space:Max Neuhaus and Site-Specific Sound ; Chapter 11 Other Architectures: Michael Brewster, Maryanne Amacher, and Bernhard Leitner ; Chapter 12 Composing Intensities: Iannis Xenakis's Multimedia Architectures ; Part 5: Soundmarks: Environments and Aural Geography ; Introduction to Part 5 ; Chapter 13 Seeking Ursound: Hildegard Westerkamp, Steve Peters, and the Soundscape ; Chapter 14 Language Games: Yasunao Tone and the Mechanics of Information ; Chapter 15 Complicating Place: Bill Fontana and Networking the Soundscape ; Part 6: Global Strings: Interpersonal and Network Space ; Introduction to Part 6 ; Chapter 16 Interactions: Achim Wollscheid's Production of the Local ; Chapter 17 Global Events: Atau Tanaka and Network as Instrument ; Chapter 18 Live Streams: Apo33 and Multiplying Place ; Fade Out ; Conclusion: Auditive Pivot ; Appendix: Peripheries ; subnature, phantom memory, and dirty
listening ; Bibliography ; Index
Summary: "Follows the development of sound as an artistic medium and illustrates how sound is put to use within modes of composition, installation, and performance"--
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Includes bibliographical references and index

Acknowledgements ; Preface to the Second Edition ; Introduction: Auditory Relations ; Fade In ; Part 1: 4'33": Sound and Points of Origin ; Introduction to Part 1 ; Chapter 1 Sociality of Sound: John Cage and Musical Concepts ; Chapter 2 Exposing the Sound Object: Musique Concrète's Sonic Research ; Chapter 3 Automatic Music: Group Ongaku's Performative Labors ; Part 2: Box with the Sound of Its Own Making: From Gags to Sculptural Form ; Introduction to Part 2 ; Chapter 4 Rhythms of Chaos: Happenings, Environments, and Fluxus ; Chapter 5 Minimalist Treatments: La Monte Young and Robert Morris ; Chapter 6 Conceptualizations: Michael Asher and the Subject of Space ; Part 3: I Am Sitting in a Room: Vocal Intensities ; Introduction to Part 3 ; Chapter 7 Performing Desire / Performing Fear: Vito Acconci and the Power Plays of Voice ; Chapter 8 Finding Oneself: Alvin Lucier and the Phenomenal Voice ; Chapter 9 Word of Mouth: Christof Migone's Little Manias ; Part 4: Public Supply: Buildings, Constructions, and Locational Listening ; Introduction to Part 4 ; Chapter 10 Tuning Space:Max Neuhaus and Site-Specific Sound ; Chapter 11 Other Architectures: Michael Brewster, Maryanne Amacher, and Bernhard Leitner ; Chapter 12 Composing Intensities: Iannis Xenakis's Multimedia Architectures ; Part 5: Soundmarks: Environments and Aural Geography ; Introduction to Part 5 ; Chapter 13 Seeking Ursound: Hildegard Westerkamp, Steve Peters, and the Soundscape ; Chapter 14 Language Games: Yasunao Tone and the Mechanics of Information ; Chapter 15 Complicating Place: Bill Fontana and Networking the Soundscape ; Part 6: Global Strings: Interpersonal and Network Space ; Introduction to Part 6 ; Chapter 16 Interactions: Achim Wollscheid's Production of the Local ; Chapter 17 Global Events: Atau Tanaka and Network as Instrument ; Chapter 18 Live Streams: Apo33 and Multiplying Place ; Fade Out ; Conclusion: Auditive Pivot ; Appendix: Peripheries ; subnature, phantom memory, and dirty

listening ; Bibliography ; Index

"Follows the development of sound as an artistic medium and illustrates how sound is put to use within modes of composition, installation, and performance"--

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