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A Sound Art Bookshelf

A Sound Art Bookshelf

Since Edgard Varèse defined music as “organized sound” in the first half of the twentieth century--paving the way for musique concrète and the experiments of John Cage--it has been possible to approach acoustic phenomena as one would any tangible material, that is, to arrange or distort sound without considerations of melody, harmony or the classical composition. The term “sound art” arose in the U.S. in the 1980s, to describe the work of a number of artists who had made purely sound-based art alongside other kinds of practices, and has since occupied an ambiguous interzone between the “cultures” of art and music. The artists/musicians below pursue a primarily sound-derived or sound-oriented art; some of them, such as Christian Marclay and Brandon LaBelle, are among the first generation of artists to work exclusively in this fertile ground.

A Sound Art Bookshelf

Christian Marclay guest curated the ICA Philadelphia's 2007 exhibition Ensemble, a group show of works that make sound.

I've always used found objects, images and sounds, and collaged them together, and tried to create something new and different with what was available. To be totally original and start from scratch always seemed futile.

Christian Marclay

Sound Art: Recommended Reading, Reference Books & Catalogs

Composition in Retrospect
Composition in Retrospect
EXACT CHANGE

Pbk, 8 x 6 in. / 184 pgs. | 10/1/2008 | In stock
ISBN 9781878972118 | $15.95


Matthew Ritchie: The Morning Line
Matthew Ritchie: The Morning Line
MODERNE KUNST NüRNBERG

Boxed, Pbk, 12.5 x 12.5 / 140 pgs / 70 color / 2 posters / vinyl record. | 4/30/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9783869842424 | $80.00


Ryoji Ikeda: Datamatics
Ryoji Ikeda: Datamatics
CHARTA

Hbk, 7 x 10.25 in. / 144 pgs / 81 color / 25 bw. | 8/31/2012 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788881588343 | $47.50


Almost Nothing with Luc Ferrari
Almost Nothing with Luc Ferrari
ERRANT BODIES PRESS

Hbk, 6 x 9 in. / 164 pgs / 20 bw. | 3/31/2013 | In stock
ISBN 9780982743911 | $22.00


A Brief History of New Music
A Brief History of New Music
JRP|RINGIER

Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 320 pgs. | 3/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783037641903 | $29.95


Room Tone
Room Tone
ERRANT BODIES PRESS

Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 84 pgs / 45 color / 12 bw / Audio CD. | 2/28/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780982743959 | $20.00


Soundwalk Collective: Medea
Soundwalk Collective: Medea
DIS VOIR

Pbk, 6.5 x 8.5 in. / 64 pgs / 92 color / Audio CD. | 5/31/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9782914563666 | $40.00


Chloe: Chasser Croiser
Chloe: Chasser Croiser
DIS VOIR

Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 64 pgs / 60 color / Audio CD. | 10/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9782914563642 | $40.00


See This Sound
See This Sound
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 9 x 11.5 in. / 320 pgs / 179 color / 147 bw. | 2/28/2010 | Not available
ISBN 9783865606839 | $49.95


Sound in Z: Experiments in Sound and Electronic Music in Early 20th-century Russia
Sound in Z: Experiments in Sound and Electronic Music in Early 20th-century Russia
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 7.25 x 9 in. / 279 pgs / 60 bw. | 6/30/2013 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783865607065 | $38.00


Ryoji Ikeda: Dataphonics
Ryoji Ikeda: Dataphonics
DIS VOIR

Pbk, 6.5 x 8.5 in. / 64 pgs / 64 color / Audio CD. | 5/31/2010 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9782914563512 | $40.00


Saâdane Afif: Technical Specifications
Saâdane Afif: Technical Specifications
WITTE DE WITH PUBLISHERS

Hbk, 7.75 x 11.25 in. / 148 pages / illustrated throughout / cd-rom. | 10/31/2009 | In stock
ISBN 9789073362840 | $25.00


Fluxus Scores and Instructions
Fluxus Scores and Instructions
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, DENMARK

Pbk, 8.25 x 11.75 in. / 232 pgs / 113 bw. | 6/30/2009 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788790690212 | $75.00


Radio Memory
Radio Memory
ERRANT BODIES PRESS

Paperback, 6.25 x 8.25 in. / 126 pgs / 8 color / Audio CD. | 10/1/2008 | In stock
ISBN 9780977259465 | $22.00


Voice & Void
Voice & Void
THE ALDRICH MUSEUM

Hardback, 9.25 x 6.5 in. / 183 pgs / 76 color. | 2/1/2008 | In stock
ISBN 9781888332315 | $35.00


Carsten Nicolai: Static Fades
Carsten Nicolai: Static Fades
JRP|RINGIER

Paperback, 10.75 x 11.25 in. / 160 pgs / 120 color. | 3/1/2008 | Not available
ISBN 9783905770636 | $49.00


Ensemble
Ensemble
INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, PHILADELPHIA

Paperback, 5 x 5 in. / 16 pgs / 16 color / CD Audio | 4/1/2008 | In stock
ISBN 9780884541127 | $20.00


Varieties of Audio Mimesis
Varieties of Audio Mimesis
ERRANT BODIES PRESS

Paperback, 5.5 x 7.75 in. / 109 pgs. | 11/1/2007 | In stock
ISBN 9780977259441 | $18.00


Black Light/White Noise: Light and Sound in Contemporary Art
Black Light/White Noise: Light and Sound in Contemporary Art
THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON

DVD (NTSC) Hardback case and insert, 5.5 x 7.5 in. / 64 pgs / 25 bw | 8/1/2007 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781933619040 | $19.95


Christian Marclay: Shuffle
Christian Marclay: Shuffle
APERTURE

Boxed Set of Cards, 7 x 4.75 in. / 75 pgs / 75 color. | 6/1/2007 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781597110389 | $29.95


9 Evenings Reconsidered
9 Evenings Reconsidered
MIT LIST VISUAL ARTS CENTER

Paperback, 8.25 x 13 in. / 88 pgs / 4 color and 60 duotones. | 8/15/2006 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780938437697 | $25.00


John Duncan
John Duncan
ERRANT BODIES PRESS

Paperback, 9 x 10 in. / 110 pgs / 35 color and 10 bw. | 8/15/2006 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780977259427 | $20.00


Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller: Pandemonium
Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller: Pandemonium
EASTERN STATE PENITENTIARY HISTORIC SITE

Hardcover, 5.75 x 8.75 in. / 47 pgs / 31 color, 2 bw and 1 duotones. | 8/15/2006 | In stock
ISBN 9780964922129 | $25.00


Radio Territories
Radio Territories
ERRANT BODIES PRESS

Paperback, 7 x 9 in. / 280 pgs / 30 bw. | 11/15/2006 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780977259410 | $25.00


What Sound Does A Color Make?
What Sound Does A Color Make?
INDEPENDENT CURATORS INTERNATIONAL, NEW YORK

Paperback, 6.25 x 8 in. / 64 pgs / 30 color / 7 bw. | 7/15/2005 | In stock
ISBN 9780916365714 | $17.95


Christof Migone: Sound Voice Perform
Christof Migone: Sound Voice Perform
ERRANT BODIES PRESS

Paperback, 7 x 10 in. / 100 pgs / 25 bw. | 1/2/2005 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780965557078 | $18.00


Social Music
Social Music
ERRANT BODIES PRESS

Slipcased, 6 x 8.5 in. / 48 pgs / CD with booklet / 12 bw. | 10/2/2002 | In stock
ISBN 9780965557054 | $15.00


Max Neuhaus: The Collection
Max Neuhaus: The Collection
CHARTA

Paperback, 6.5 x 11 in. / 40 pgs / 8 color / 3 bw. | 7/2/1997 | In stock
ISBN 9788881581146 | $16.95


Sound And The Visual Arts
Sound And The Visual Arts
DIS VOIR

Paperback, 6.5 x 8.5 / 160 pgs / 14 color / 14 bw. | 2/2/1993 | In stock
ISBN 9782906571266 | $29.95






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