Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art

Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art
Library Shelf Location 33.LABE
Publication Date Jun 2006
Description The rise of a prominent auditory culture, as seen in the recent plethora of art exhibitions on sound art, in conjunction with academic programs dedicated to "aural culture", sonic art, and auditory issues now emerging, reveals the degree to which sound art is lending definition to the 21st Century. And yet sound art still lacks related literature to compliment, and expand, the realm of practice. Background Noise sets out an historical overview, while at the same time shaping that history according to what sound art reveals - the dynamics of art to operate spatially, through media of reproduction and broadcast, and in relation to the intensities of communication and its contextual framework. Author Brandon LaBelle, Brandon LaBelle is an artist and writer working with sound culture and locational identities. His previous book, Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art, was published in 2006 also by Continuum. He is the editor of Errant Bodies Press and organizer of the related Surface Tension project. He is currently Professor at the National Academy of the Arts in Bergen, Norway.
ISBN 9780826418456
Quantity 1
Pages xviii, 316 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Author Brandon LaBelle
Format Paperback
Publisher Continuum, New York, London
Categories Audio/Sound Art/Music, Live Art/Performance
Keyword Site-specific works
Language English

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