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Sonic Flux: Sound, Art, and Metaphysics

Author
Christoph Cox
Publisher / Label
University of Chicago Press
Country
USA
Language
English
Publication year
2018
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
272
ISBN
9780226543178

Index

CONTENTS

Acknowledgments   ix

Introduction   1

Part I: The Sonic Flux and Sonic Materialism

Chapter 1: Toward a Sonic Materialism   13
Signification, Discourse, and Materialism
Representation and the Sonic Arts
Schopenhauer: Below Representation
Nietzsche: The Naturalization of Art
Dionysus, or the Intensive
Sound as an Immemorial Flux
Sonic Events and Sound Effects
A Materialist Aesthetics

Chapter 2: A Brief History of the Sonic Flux   43
Noise, Deterritorialization, and Self-Organization
Systems of Sonic Capture
Interlude—Christian Marclay: Repetition and Difference
Digitality, Decommodification, and Deterritorialization

Chapter 3: The Symbolic and the Real: Phonography 
from Music to Sound   76
Hearing Things
Alvin Lucier: From Signification to Noise

Part II: Being and Time in the Sonic Arts

Chapter 4: Signal to Noise: An Ontology of Sound Art   111
Noise
Leibniz and the Auditory Unconscious
Sound Art and the Sonic Flux
Room Tone
Sound, Symbol, Sample
Music and Sound Art

Chapter 5: Sound, Time, and Duration   139
Beyond the Musical Object: From Being to Becoming, Time to Duration
Installing Duration: Postminimalism in the Visual Arts
Time’s Square
Time Pieces
Against Becoming and Duration? The Sound of Hyper-Chaos

Part III: The Optical and the Sonic

Chapter 6: Audio/Visual: Against Synaesthetics   173
From Gesamtkunstwerk to Synaesthesia
Sound/Image
Synaesthetics 2.0
Sound Figures
Dubs and Versions
Sound Cinema: Film and Video as Sonic Art
A Transcendental Exercise of the Faculties

Notes   215
Index   257