out now: sound, or its absence – CD companion to the MIT Press Leonardo Music Journal Issue 23: Sound Art

November 24, 2013

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From Nic Collins: Art is getting noisier every day. Whether made by sculptors, video artists, composers, printmakers or installation artists, there’s no question but that “Sound Art” is a genre ascendant. The Turner Prize went to a Sound Artist last year, Phonography has revived an interest in R. Murray Schafer’s Soundscape theories, and critical writing is beginning to proliferate on the topic. LMJ23 gives this field a closer look by highlighting artists and composers from around the world who address the role of sound in art that wouldn’t necessarily be called “music.” LMJ23 includes an accompanying CD, “sound—or its absence,” curated by Seth Cluett and featuring tracks by James Webb, Catherine Béchard & Sabine Hudon, Maia Urstad, Tania Candiani, Keith and Mendi Obadike, Tetsuya Umeda, Pascal Broccolichi, Hong-Kai Wang, Benedict Drew, and Nina Katchadourian. Find out more

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