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Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art

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Background Noise follows the development of sound as an artistic medium and illustrates how sound is put to use within modes of composition, installation, and performance. While chronological in its structure, Brandon LaBelle’s book is informed by spatial thinking – weaving architecture, environments, and the specifics of location into the work of sound, with the aim of fo ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published by Continuum International Publishing Group (first published April 1st 2006)
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Seth
Mar 28, 2008 rated it really liked it
A great book that helps to tie together the still nebulous (and more exciting because of it) art practice known most broadly as sound art. Focuses a lot on site specificity and architecture and performance in discussing a variety of sound art projects as relational art/media. Really interesting and well researched.
Jsun
Jan 01, 2008 rated it really liked it
nice history of sound art. interesting archeology of thinking and listening. I've read it through once now I return to it occasionally to get my facts right and scratch my chin on the dense language.
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NOISE! what/where/how/when is it made/perceived/interpreted?
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