TEXTE ZUR KUNST #112
NOISE/SILENCE


Edited by Isabelle Graw
Published by Texte zur Kunst
2018
17 x 23 cm
Softcover
English

Price: 84 lei


Issue # 112 of Texte zur Kunst, “Noise/Silence,” focuses on these two sonic extremes that define the boundaries of the audible, framing all possible sonic expressions therein. Given the emergence of sound as its own field of inquiry within the arts, and the development of newer media forms for sound production, can we still reliably argue that noise and silence are open to artists and musicians today in the ways that they were for Luigi Russolo in his 1913 manifesto, “The Art of Noises;” or, in John Cage’s writings on silence? In our analysis and judgment on the contemporary significance of noise and silence within sound and music, we are also questioning the potential for radical gestures with sound tout court—the all or nothing. What is left for music and sonic interventions today? What kinds of subversive noises can be marshaled against the deafening silence? And where, if anywhere, can silence provide a shelter from the relentless noise from the outside? We assembled a group of media historians and philosophers to give us a theoretical orientation in this shifting sonic landscape, and also asked four artists/musicians to weigh in on the possibility for radical gestures in their own practice. The results offer a much-needed revision of the terms for sound in the arts today.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

- ROLF GROSSMANN
SILENCE, SOUND, NOISE / Aesthetic and Media-Technological Observations

- UTE HOLL
EXCAVATING SILENCE

- FIONA MCGOVERN
CURATING SOUND

- SOUND RULES / Colin Lang and Cevdet Erek in Conversation

- MICHAELA MELIÁN
ELECTRIC LADYLAND

- ANDREA NEUMANN
PRODUCTION BY SUBTRACTION

- ARTO LINDSAY
PUCE MOMENT

NEW DEVELOPMENT
- POLITICAL MYTH – PREFIGURATION – BREXIT / Angus Nicholls on the Mythic Structures behind Brexit

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