The 'sonic turn' in recent art reflects a wider cultural awareness that sight no longer dominates our perception or understanding of contemporary reality. The background buzz of myriad mechanically reproduced sounds increasingly mediates our lives. Tuning in to this incessant auditory stimulus some of our most influential artists have investigated the corporeal, cultural and political resonance. In tandem with recent experimental music and technology, art has opened up to hitherto excluded dimensions of noise, silence and ...

Sound 2011, Mit Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780262515689

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Sound 2010, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

ISBN-13: 9780854881871