Julia H. Schröder and Volker Straebel (Eds.) - Sound Studies and Sonic Arts Reader
Postgraduate program of the Berlin University of the Arts. Since 2017, the program has served to deepen the theoretical and practical skills in sound-related theory and practice, particularly in cultural studies, musicology, aesthetics, sound art, sound design, and media production.
The authors offer a range of perspectives and methodologies in the area of sound studies and sonic theory.
Paperback, published in 2022, 208 pages.
Table of Contents
Volker Straebel and Julia H. Schröder
On the Early History and Typology of Sound Installation Art – Volker Straebel 9
From Light to Sound
Optophonic Sonification and the Berlin Avant-Garde: 1922 to 1932 – Jan Thoben 37
Composition as a Renunciation of Control
Cage’s aesthetics and the suspension of the compositional subject – Sabine Sanio 51
Alvin Lucier and the Real of Sound – Bernhard Rietbrock 79
Transfer into Musical Arts
A musicological introduction to sonification – Julia H. Schröder 99
New Live Cultures of Western Art Music
Towards a reception of musical interpretations through body and place
– Simone Heilgendorff 115
A short history – Thomas Sporer 145
An approach to the relationships between aurality and environment – Alex Arteaga 161
Performative (Un)sounding in the Film Salam Godzilla
The 1960 Agadir earthquake and the Berber-Tashlhit poet – Gilles Aubry 173
Remarks on the politics of synthetic sound – Luc Döbereiner 183
The Present Absence
The fruitful paradox of human agency in live electronic music – Johannes Regnier 189