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Listening to Noise and Silence: Towards a Philosophy of Sound Art

Author
Salome Voegelin
Publisher / Label
Continuum
Country
UK
Language
English
Publication year
2010
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
256
ISBN
9781441162076

Index

Acknowledgements     VII

Introduction     IX

Chapter 1 
Listening     1

             Being Honeyed
             To Listen
             Dynamic Things and Places
             Critique of a Remote Critic
             Listening to the Soundscape Recorded
             Listening to the Radio
             Conclusion: Sonic Solitude

Chapter 2 
Noise     41

            Bad Taste
            Noisy Non-Sense
            How can you hear it when you do not know what you are listening for? — Noise and Modernism
            Noise and Postmodernism
            Sonic Noise
            Conclusion: Noisy Voices

Chapter 3 
Silence     77

            Conceptual Silence
            When there is nothing to hear you start hearing things
            The silent "I"/ Sonic Subjectivity
            Crickets
            Silent Duration
            Symbolic, Semiotic and Social Sound
            Moments of Coincidence
            Radiophonic Silence
            Conclusion: Silence as Context of Auditory Aesthetics

Chapter 4
Time and Space     121

            Sitting in Rooms
            Resonating Places; Sounding Time
            Geography of Timespace
            Inhabiting a Playfull Agonism
            Building Sonic Bridges and Towns
            A Sonic Sensibility for New Media Art
            Narrating temporal places/ migration
            The Timespace of Radio
            Conclusion: Into the Now of Listening

Chapter 5 
Now     167

           Sonic Pasts: an Afterthought
           Perception and Sensation
           Sound as 'Pathetic Trigger'
           The Duration of Perception
           The Refrain of Now

Notes     191

Bibliography     217

List of Works     221

Index     223