Christoph Cox on The History of Sound Art, Full Lecture

Here’s an interesting lecture philosopher Christoph Cox gave recently (January 18) in connection with a sound intervention by Andrea Hornick in the Collection Gallery of Barnes Foundation. The lecture, entitled “A brief history of sound art” explores pretty much what its name suggests, going from historical works and artists to relations between sound and other art forms. The philosopher “traces the history of sound art from the invention of audio recording in the late 19th century to the genre-bending compositions of John Cage to the explosion of sound installation in the 1960s. Cox surveys a range of sonic practices, revealing how they resemble and resist approaches in the visual arts.”