Listening to Noise and Silence engages with the rising perform of sound paintings and the concurrent improvement of a discourse and thought of sound. during this unique and hard paintings, Salomé Voegelin immerses the reader in options of hearing sound paintings and the standard acoustic surroundings, developing an aesthetics and philosophy of sound and selling the idea of a sonic sensibility.

A multitude of sound works are mentioned, by way of lesser identified modern artists and composers (for instance Curgenven, Gasson and Federer), historic figures within the box (Artaud, Feldman and Cage), and that of latest canonic artists equivalent to Janet Cardiff, invoice Fontana, Bernard Parmegiani, and Merzbow.

Informed via the information of Adorno, Merleau-Ponty and others, the booklet goals to return to a critique of sound paintings from its soundings instead of when it comes to abstracted subject matters and pre-existing different types. Listening to Noise and Silence broadens the dialogue surrounding sound paintings and opens up the sector for others to follow.

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