Colloquium: Sound Art and Music, New Book Edited by Salomé Voegelin and Thomas Gardner


Thomas Gardner and Salomé Voegelin, both professors at the London College of Communication, have edited a new book for Zero Books, Colloquium: Sound Art and Music, based on a colloquium they hosted in 2012 entitled “Music – Sound Art: Historical Continuum and Mimetic Fissures” which “dealt with the current fervent debate concerning the relationship between sound art and music.”

The book features reflections by several thinkers, artists and scholars such as Allen S. Weiss, Salomé Voegelin, Nye Parry, David Toop, Volkmar Klien, Cathy Lane, Leigh Landy, Aura Satz, Simon Emmerson, Thomas Gardner, Claudia Molitor, Kay Hinde and Kate Lacey. As the publishers note, the book “proposes the opening of the colloquium to a wider readership through the publication of a decisive range of the material that defined the event.”

“Of course we need this book! Why? Because we take too much for granted about the relationship between sound art and music. Because we need incisive, creative thinkers, like the ones gathered in these pages, to help us separate the conjoined twins of sonic practice, such that they might – via their independence – contrive a more salubrious kinship.” – Seth Kim-Cohen, Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Papaerback and e-book versions available: Zero Books

Miguel Isaza M

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