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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.

Sound Art: Recommended Reading, Reference Books & Catalogs

                             
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


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


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 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780982743911 | $22.00


Art or Sound
Art or Sound
FONDAZIONE PRADA

Flexi, 8.25 x 11.5 in. / 520 pgs / 146 color. | 9/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9788887029567 | $95.00


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


Booster
Booster
KERBER

Pbk, 7.75 x 10.25 in. / 184 pgs / 139 color / 20 bw. | 9/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783866789418 | $49.95


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


Christian Marclay: Fire & Water
Christian Marclay: Fire & Water
DIS VOIR

Pbk, 6.5 x 8.5 in. / 64 pgs / 60 color / Audio CD. | 6/30/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9782914563734 | $40.00


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


Composition in Retrospect
Composition in Retrospect
EXACT CHANGE

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


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


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


Inside Le Corbusier's Philips Pavilion
Inside Le Corbusier's Philips Pavilion
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Hbk, 8 x 10 in. / 192 pgs / 200 color. | 8/25/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9789462082076 | $55.00


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 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780964922129 | $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


Loris Gréaud: Crossfading
Loris Gréaud: Crossfading
DIS VOIR

Pbk, 6.5 x 8.5 in. / 64 pgs / 60 color. | 1/27/2015 | In stock
ISBN 9782914563758 | $40.00


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


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


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


Room Tone
Room Tone
ERRANT BODIES PRESS

Pbk, 6 x 8 in. / 84 pgs / 45 color / 12 bw / Audio CD. | 12/29/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780982743959 | $20.00


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


Ryoji Ikeda: Dataphonics
Ryoji Ikeda: Dataphonics
DIS VOIR

Pbk, 6.5 x 8.5 in. / 64 pgs / 64 color / Audio CD. | 5/31/2010 | In 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


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


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


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


The Acoustic City
The Acoustic City
JOVIS

Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 208 pgs / 100 bw / Audio CD. | 8/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9783868592719 | $39.95


There Will Never Be Silence
There Will Never Be Silence
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Slip, 12 x 12 in. | 5/26/2015 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780870709708 | $52.00


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 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780916365714 | $17.95






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