Planètes sonores - (radiophonie, arts, cinéma) - Éditions Monografik
Cet ouvrage définit le son de manière fragmentaire mais précise et dans une perspective trans-historique, à travers trois domaines: la radiophonie, les arts plastiques et le cinéma...
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Digital Magma : De l'utopie des rave parties ŕ la génération iPod - Editions Scali
Dans cet essai, Jean-Yves Leloup rend compte au présent des effets “d’une révolution de velours”, entreprise il y a plus de 20 ans. Son essence numérique, son mode de propagation, les postulats de la génération qui la porte, ou de ceux qui en jouent....
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GRM - Le Groupe de Recherches Musicales 50 ans d'Histoire - Ed Fayard
Ce livre d'histoire(s) remonte le temps jusqu'aux origines de la musique concrète inventée en 1948, mais déjà prévisible dès les années 1930. Quelques incursions dans les mouvements futuristes et autres avant-gardes de l'entre-deux-guerres nous donnent une idée de ses racines esthétiques...
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Any Sound You Can Imagine: Making Music/Consuming Technology
Publisher: Wesleyan
Recent innovations in musical instrument design are not simply a response to the needs of musicians, writes Paul Theberge; they also have become "a driving force with which musicians must contend.

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Autumn Leaves is a book about how sound encounters space and about how that encounter has been made visible, legible and, most importantly, audible. Autumn Leaves is edited by Angus Carlyle - Published by CRISAP & Double -Entendre.
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The Auditory Culture Reader (Sensory Formations) Publisher: Berg Publishers.
From the evocative tolling of village bells to the grating rattle of exhaust pipes, what we hear influences how we feel and what we do. As technology advances, the world has become an increasingly noisy, confusing and disturbing place..
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Hearing History: A Reader
Publisher: University of Georgia Press - Peter A. Coclanis, Albert R. Newsome Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill"This bold and edgy collection will serve as an excellent entrée into the exciting new field of aural history." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. .

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This Is Your Brain on Music
Publisher: Plume; 1 Reprint edition
Adult/High School–Levitin's fascination with the mystery of music and the study of why it affects us so deeply is at the heart of this book. In a real sense, the author is a rock 'n' roll doctor, and in that guise dissects our relationship with musi..
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Listening and Voice: Phenomenologies of Sound Publisher: State University of New York Press - Listening and Voice is an updated and expanded edition of Don Ihde's groundbreaking 1976 classic in the study of sound. Ranging from the experience of sound through language, music, religion, and silence, clear examples and illustrations take the reader into the important and often overlooked role of the auditory in human life.
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Music and Technology in the Twentieth Century Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Technology has always been inseparable from the development of music. But in the twentieth century a rapid acceleration took place: a new "machine music" came into existence, electronic musical instruments appeared, and composers sometimes seemed more like sound technicians than musicians.
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Music and Technoculture
Andrew Ross (Contributor), Rene T. A. Lysloff (Editor), Jr. Leslie C. Gay (Editor)

Moving from web to field, from Victorian parlor to 21st-century mall, the 15 essays gathered here yield new insights regarding the intersection of local culture, musical creativity and technological possibilities. Inspired by the concept of "technoculture," the authors locate technology squarely in the middle of expressive culture.
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Echo and Reverb: Fabricating Space in Popular Music Recording, 1900-1960
Publisher: Wesleyan
Echo and Reverb is the first history of acoustically imagined space in popular music recording. The book documents how acoustic effects--reverberation, room ambience, and echo--have been used in recordings since the 1920s to create virtual sonic architectures and landscapes .
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Noise/Music: A History
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
Can silence be "noisy"? Why do punk bands downplay their musical abilities? What do 37 minutes of ceaseless feedback and squawking birds tell us about the human experience? Calling upon the work of noted cultural critics like Jean Baudrillard, Georges Bataille and Theodor Adorno, philosophy and visual culture professor Hegarty delves into these questions while tracing the history of "noise".
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Hearing Cultures: Essays on Sound, Listening and Modernity
Publisher: Berg Publishers; English Ed edition
Hearing Cultures is a timely examination of the elusive, often evocative, and sometimes cacophonous auditory sense.
It answers such intriguing questions as: Did people in Shakespeare's time hear differently from us? In what way does technology affect our ears?Why do people in Egypt increasingly listen to taped religious sermons? .
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Excerpted from Sound Art: Beyond Music, Between Categories (Book & CD) by Alan Licht, Jim O'Rourke. Copyright © 2007. Reprinted by permission.
Everyone has a diferen t poin t at whic h they ari ve at the ques tion "is ar t sound , and is sound ar t?" First separating sound from music can lead someone down a path of falling under the spell of the sound of an empty coffee can, and quite possibly be suitably satisfied. Others may feel the need to return that coffee can back to the counter and set it into some kind of constellate that organizes sounds into space.
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Sound Design and Science Fiction
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Sound is half the picture, and since the 1960s, film sound not only has rivaled the innovative imagery of contemporary Hollywood cinema, but in some ways has surpassed it in status and privilege because of the emergence of sound design.
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Soundscape - Larry Sider
Publisher: Wallflower Press
The School of Sound is a unique annual event exploring the use of sound in film, which has attracted practitioners, academics and artists from around the world. Soundscape is the first compendium of the event's presentations that investigate the modern soundtrack and the ways sound combines with image in both art and entertainment.
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Sonic Experience: A Guide To Everyday Sounds - by: Jean François Augoyard & Henry Torgue - editors
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press.
It's all right that intriguing terms like this receive brief mention, because the picture starts to come together when they detail the phenomenology of such connected terms as "phonomnesis" or the less-exotic (but no less fascinating) phenomenon of repetition. When they do the longer write-ups, they discuss the phenomenon under several rubrics...
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Wired for Sound: Engineering and Technologies in Sonic Cultures
by: Paul D. Greene & Thomas Porcello - editors
Publisher: Wesleyan
Wired for Sound is the first anthology to address the role of sound engineering technologies in the shaping of contemporary global music. Wired sound is at the basis of digital audio editing, multi-track recording, and other studio practices that have powerfully impacted the world's music.
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Understanding the Art of Sound Organization Publisher: The MIT Press
Understanding the Art of Sound Organization proposes the first general foundational framework for the study of the art of sound organization, defining terms, discussing relevant forms of music, categorizing works, and setting sound-based music in interdisciplinary contexts.
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Spaces Speak, Are You Listening?: Experiencing Aural Architecture
Publisher: The MIT Press

We experience spaces not only by seeing but also by listening. We can navigate a room in the dark, and "hear" the emptiness of a house without furniture. Our experience of music in a concert hall depends on whether we sit in the front row or under the balcony.
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New York Noise: Art and Music from the New York Underground 1978-88: Photographs by Paula Court (Paperback)
Publisher: Soul Jazz Records
Between 1975 and 1988 New York City spawned an incredible and wild array of artistic communities that overlapped and interbred with scant heed for generic "purity" (let alone posterity): every musician, it seemed, was also an artist, every artist a filmmaker and every filmmaker was in a band.
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Pierre Henri
Actualisant un ouvrage paru pour la première fois en 1980, cette nouvelle édition retrace plus de cinquante ans dans la carrière d'un des plus célèbres compositeurs français du siècle.
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Experimental Music: Cage and beyond
Michael Nyman in this book uses the term "experimental" to describe the work of American modernist composers (John Cage, Christian Wolff, Earle Brown, Morton Feldman, Terry Riley, LaMonte Young, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, etc.) as opposed to the European avant-garde at the time (Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pierre Boulez).
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Ocean Of Sound (extract of an interview Liz jordan made for the BBC in 2000)
A member of a radical editorial collective on the cutting edge of British music criticism in the 1970s, later a critic for more standard papers, including the Times, David Toop's second book covers a vast expanse of music...
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Modulations
Modulations is the book portion of a larger project encompassing a documentary film on the history and development of electronic music and a definitive soundtrack/CD compilation that will give an audio history of the same territory.Modulations will cover all facets of electronic music from its theoretical inception during the Italian Futurist movement of the early part of this century to its current position of pre-eminence in the music industry...
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Brandon Labelle - Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art New York, Continuum, 2006
Le son est devenu aujourd’hui un élément important dans l’élaboration de sculptures ou d’installations contemporaines. Pourtant il existe peu d’études pour rendre compte de la genèse et du développement de cette pratique, qui relève à la fois du temps et de l’espace...
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Talking Music - Conversations with John Cage, Phillip Glass, Laurie Anderson, and Five Generations of American Experimental Composers
An exploration of 20th century American experimental music presented through conversations between the author, a composer and musicologist himself, and 16 more or less well- known composers...
Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland.
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l'arte dei rumori/ L'art des Bruits / The Art of Noises. futurist manifesto/(1913)
It was Russolo's belief that noise was the sound of music for the new century. In his manifesto Art of Noises (1913), he wrote, "Ancient life was all silence. In the nineteenth century, with the invention of the machine, Noise was born. Today, Noise triumphs and reigns supreme over the sensibilities of men."...
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Audio Culture, Readings in Modern Music
Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music attempts to map the aural and discursive terrain of vanguard musical culture today. Rather than offering a history of contemporary music, this book traces the genealogy of contemporary musical practices and theoretical concerns, drawing lines of connection between recent musical practices and earlier moments of sonic experimentation.
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Bruits
Jacques Attali développe dans Bruits, réécriture d'un essai du même nom initalement publié en 1977, un historique de la musique vu selon un point de vue original : celui des interactions entre le monde des musiciens et l'ensemble de la société.
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Noise , Water, Meat
This interdisciplinary history and theory of sound in the arts reads the twentieth century by listening to it--to the emphatic and exceptional sounds of modernism and those on the cusp of postmodernism, recorded sound, noise, silence, the fluid sounds of immersion and dripping, and the meat voices of viruses, screams, and bestial cries.
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Brandon Labelle - Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art New York, Continuum, 2006
Le son est devenu aujourd’hui un élément important dans l’élaboration de sculptures ou d’installations contemporaines. Pourtant il existe peu d’études pour rendre compte de la genèse et du développement de cette pratique, qui relève à la fois du temps et de l’espace...
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Talking Music - Conversations with John Cage, Phillip Glass, Laurie Anderson, and Five Generations of American Experimental Composers
An exploration of 20th century American experimental music presented through conversations between the author, a composer and musicologist himself, and 16 more or less well- known composers...
Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland.
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Haunted Weather
As a sensitive and enlightened artist, curator and writer David Toop has become the most representative voice of sound art and its various shades. At least two of his books Ocean of Sound and Haunted Weather are essential to understand the subtleties of past and current experiments in sound.
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Throbbing Gristle's Twenty Jazz Funk Greats
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group - Previous writings about Throbbing Gristle have tended to dissolve into lurid half-truths about deviance on and offstage; their actual recordings, lyrics and images have received comparatively slim analysis...
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>> Other Sound related books :



Michel Chion Audio-Vision -- Sound on Screen (New York: Columbia University Press1994).
Michel Chion Le Promeneur Ecoutant, essais d’acoulogie, (Plume, 1993)

John cage Silence: Lectures and Writings (Wesleyan University Press; 1961)

Theodor Adorno, Sound figures (Stanford University Press 1999)

Theodor W. Adorno On Some Relations Between Music And Painting
Art And The Art (Akademie der Künste Berlin 1965/66)

Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari, A Thousand Plateaux, (University of Minnesota Press 1987)

Carsten nicolai. Autopilot (raster-noton, 2002)

Terry Fox & al , Works With Sound (Kehrer Verlag2003)

William Furlong, Audio Arts, Discours And Practice In Contempoary Art (Academy Editions1994)

R. Murray Schaefer , The Soundscape, Our Sonic Enviroment And The Tuning Of The World (1977)

William Duckworth ed. Talking Music , Conversations with John Cage, Phillip Glass, Laurie Anderson, and Five Generations of American Experimental Composers (Da Capo Press New York)

Daina Augaitis and Dan Lander, eds., Radio Rethink: Art, Sound, and Transmission (Banff: Walter Phillips Gallery, 1994)

Don Bacigalupi, ed, Synesthesia: Sound and Vision in Contemporary Art (San Antonio: San Antonio Muse um of Art, 1994)

Jean-Yves Bosseur and Alexandre Broniarski, eds., Sound and the Visual Arts: Intersections Between Music and Plastic Arts Today, trans. Brian Holmes and Peter Carrier (Paris : Dis Voir, 1993)

Giuseppe Ielasi, Michel Henritzi, Brandon LaBelle, Minoru Sato and Achim Wollscheid, Social Music (Los Angeles: Errant Bodies Press, 2003)

Douglas Kahn, Noise, Water, Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts (Cambridge, Mass.; London : MIT Press, 1999)

Brandon LaBelle and Steve Roden, eds. Site of Sound: Of Architecture and the Ear (Los Angeles: Errant Bodies Press, 1999)

Brandon Labelle and Christof Migone, Writing Aloud: The Sonics of Language (Los Angeles: Errant Bodies Press, 2001)

Karin von Maur, The Sound of Painting: Music in Modern Art (Munich, London: Prestel, 1999)

Robin Minard, Sound Installation Art (Graz: Institut für Elektronischen Musik, 1996)

Helga de la Motte-Haber, ed., Klangkunst (Munich, NY: Prestel, 1996).

Rene van Peet, Interviews With Sound Artists (Eindhoven: Het Apollohuis, 1993)

Jim Drobnick ed. Aural Cultures (YYZ Books, 2004)


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