COLLOQUIUM: SOUND ART AND MUSIC

Edited by
Thomas Gardner & Salomé Voegelin
Ed. ZERO books

In 2012, Thomas Gardner and Salomé Voegelin hosted a colloquium, entitled “Music – Sound Art: Historical Continuum and Mimetic Fissures”, at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. This colloquium dealt with the current fervent debate concerning the relationship between sound art and music. This book proposes the opening of the colloquium to a wider readership through the publication of a decisive range of the material that defined the event.

 

Thomas Gardner is a musician who is specially interested in the relations between sound art and music, both in terms of the schizophonic splits introduced by electronic media and the new collaborative practices which emerge from them. He is course director of the MA in Sound Arts at the London College of Communication. Salomé Voegelin is an artist and writer engaged in listening and hearing as a socio-political practice of sound. She is the author of Listening to Noise and Silence: Towards a Philosophy of Sound Art and Sonic Possible Worlds: Hearing the Continuum of Sound. She is a Reader in Sound Arts at the London College of Communication.

 

ISBN 1782798951, 9781782798958

AUDIO RECORDING OF THE LAUNCH OF THE BOOK AT THE SHOWROOM, LONDON

Audio recording of the book launch of Colloquium: Sound Art – Music published by Zero Books in September 2016, edited by Thomas Gardner and Salomé Voegelin, with contributions from Allen S Weiss, Nye Parry, David Toop, Volkmar Klien, Aura Satz, Leigh Landy, Cathy Lane, Simon Emmerson, Claudia Molitor and Kathy Hinde, with a postscript by Kate Lacey.

The launch featured a performance by Thomas Gardner, David Mollin and Salomé Voegelin, practising the relationship between sound and music with words, movements, numbers and cello, and a screening of Aura Satz’ film Little Doorways to Paths Not Yet Taken (2016), about composer Laurie Spiegel’s musing on electronic music and the compositional process.