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Listening to noise and silence: toward a philosophy of sound art

Listening to noise and silence: toward a philosophy of sound art

Voegelin, Salom

This title engages with the emerging practice of sound art and the concurrent development of a discourse and theory of sound

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Published New York; London: Continuum, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: by Salom Voegelin
ISBN: 1441135324, 9781441135322, 9781441162076
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xvii, 231 p.
Subject: Silence in art.; Avant garde; Installation art; Sound in art.; Sound
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Dawson Books. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form.


  1. Acknowledgements
  2. Introduction
  3. Part one Listening
  4. Being Honeyed
  5. To Listen
  6. Dynamic Things and Places
  7. Critique of a Remote Critic
  8. Listening to the Soundscape Recorded
  9. Listening to the Radio
  10. Conclusion: Sonic Solitude
  11. Part two Noise
  12. Bad Taste
  13. Noisy Non-Sense
  14. How can you hear it when you do not know what you are listening for? - Noise and Modernism
  15. Noise and Postmodernism
  16. Sonic Noise
  17. Conclusion: Noisy Voices
  18. Part three Silence
  19. Conceptual Silence
  20. When there is nothing to hear you start hearing things
  21. The silent "I"/ Sonic Subjectivity
  22. Crickets
  23. Silent Duration
  24. Symbolic, Semiotic and Social Sound
  25. Moments of Coincidence
  26. Radiophonic Silence
  27. Conclusion: Silence as Context of Auditory Aesthetics
  28. Part four Time and Space
  29. Sitting in Rooms
  30. Resonating Places; Sounding Time
  31. Geography of Timespace
  32. Inhabiting a Playfull Agonism
  33. Building Soni