Background Noise Second Edition

Author: Brandon LaBelle
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1628923539
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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 formulating an expansive history and understanding of sound art. At its center the book presupposes an intrinsic relation between sound and its location, galvanizing acoustics, sound phenomena, and the environmental with the tensions inherent in what LaBelle identifies as sound's relational dynamic. For the author, this is embedded within sound's tendency to become public expressed in its ability to travel distances, foster cultural expression, and define spaces while being radically flexible. This second expanded edition includes a new chapter on the non-human and subnatural tendencies in sound art, revisions to the text as well as a new preface by the author. Intersecting material analysis with theoretical frameworks spanning art and architectural theory, performance studies and media theory, Background Noise makes the case that sound and sound art are central to understandings of contemporary culture.
Background Noise, Second Edition
Language: en
Pages: 376
Authors: Brandon LaBelle
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-29 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

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
Lexicon of the Mouth
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Brandon LaBelle
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-19 - Publisher: A&C Black

"While the eyes may lead to the soul, the mouth exposes the vitality of the body. Examining the movements of the mouth, or what LaBelle terms "micro-oralities," Lexicon of the Mouth considers the relation of voice and mouth, suggesting that the importance of voicing is inextricably bound to the exertions
Acoustic Territories
Language: en
Pages: 276
Authors: Brandon LaBelle
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-01 - Publisher: A&C Black

A remarkable exploration of how sound permeates all aspects of life - from the streets to our homes, and from shopping malls to the underground.
Acoustic Territories, Second Edition
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Brandon LaBelle
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-17 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Previous edition: New York: Continuum, 2010.
Acoustic Justice
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Brandon LaBelle
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-10 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Acoustic Justice engages issues of recognition and misrecognition by mobilizing an acoustic framework. From the vibrational intensities of common life to the rhythm of bodies in movement, and drawing from his ongoing work on sound and agency, Brandon LaBelle positions acoustics, and the broader experience of listening, as a dynamic