Sound Art: Beyond Music, Between Categories (Book & CD)

Alan Licht


during the last century, an paintings shape has emerged that attracts from the worlds of visible artwork and song. Sound art’s roots are available within the experimental paintings of Italian Futurism, Dada, and later the Fluxus staff and the pioneering efforts of the yank composer and artist John Cage. within the wake of this groundbreaking paintings, sound paintings started to mature right into a move, and artists explored the interactive probabilities of sound and in flip created fullyyt new modes of experiencing and interesting with paintings. during this quantity, the total tale of sound artwork is instructed through one of many country’s major critics and students. the writer strains the heritage of this way of art–highlighting the convergence of the indie international bands resembling Sonic formative years with the artwork world–looking on the serious cross-pollination that has resulted in the most very important and difficult artwork being produced this present day, together with paintings through Christian Marclay, LaMonte younger, Janet Cardiff, Rodney Graham, and Laurie Anderson, between many others.

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