Beyond Sound Art: The Avant Garde, Sound Machines, and the Modernity of Hearing

Beyond Sound Art: The Avant Garde, Sound Machines, and the Modernity of Hearing

Table of Content

1. Sounds of Avant Gard


1.1.Machine Aesthetics
1.2.Futurism Politics
1.3.Free-Word Poetry
1.4.Success from Scandal
1.5.Motor-Noise Plastic Complexes
1.6.The Art of Noise
1.7.La Radia: Futurist Radio Manifesto

2.The Russian Avant-Garde

2.1.The October Revolution and Mysticism
2.2.Industrial Sounds


3.1.Dada Ethics
3.2.Noises from the Cabaret Voltaire
3.4.Kurt Schwitters
3.5.Marcel Duchamp
3.6.Phonetic Poetry
3.7.Dada and Futurism


4.1.No Music

5.Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry

5.1.The Creation of Musique Concrète
5.2.Machines of Musique Concrète
5.3.Pierre Henry

6.Karlheinz Stockhausen

6.2.Karlheinz Stockhausen
6.3.The Controversial Figure

7.Iannis Xenakis

7.1.The Life of A Composer
7.2.From Architecture to Music
7.3.Unifying the Micro and Macro Structures
7.4.Multi-Media Performance

8.Sound Poetry

8.1.The Liberated Text / The Liberation of Sound
8.2.Electronic Sound Poetry
8.3.Antonin Artaud
8.4.William Burroughs
8.5.Sound Poetry Variations

9.Musique Brute

9.1.Music Brute
9.2.Recording Technology

10.Fluxus and It’s Contemporaneousness

10.1.Fluxus Noise
10.2.Rite of Passage
10.3.John Cage
10.4.Joseph Beuys
10.5.Yves Klein
10.6.a Monte Young
10.7am June Paik
10.8.Yasunao Tone
10.9.Wolf Vostell
10.10.Christian Marclay

11.Punk Movement

11.1.Art Rocks?
11.2.Malcolm McLaren
11.3.DIY Culture

12.Industrial Music

12.1.The Media Spectacles
12.2.Independent Organizations
12.3.Media Terrorism
12.4. Throbbing Gristle
12.5.Negative Land
12.6. Laibach)

13.Japanese Noise

1.13.1.Japanese Noise

14.Techno Music
14.1.Body Music
14.2.Mix Music Culture
14.4.The Death of the Author
14.6.phex Twin
14.7.Jeremy Deller

15.Electronic Deconstructive Music

15.1.Electronic Deconstructive Music
15.2.Aesthetics of Failure
15.4.Raster-Noton. Archiv für Ton und Nichtton

16.Sound Installation

16.1.Sound Installation
16.2.Energy Transformation
16.3.Body Space
16.4.Sound Sculpture
16.5Radio Space
16.6.Video Sounds
16.7.Documentation as Form



2.The Modernity of Hearing

1. Visual Subject

1.1 Visual Subjectivity
1.2.Vision Machines
1.3.Pure Vision
1.4.Art Establishment

2.Aural Subject

2.1.Hearing Subjectivity
2.2.Audio Machines
2.3.Pure Listening
2.4.Music Establishment
2.5.Classical Music
2.6.Ethnic Music
2.7.Serial Music
2.8.Musique Concrète
2.9.Electronic Music
2.10.The Predicaments of Contemporary Music Development

3.Sounds of Avant Garde and Listening Expansion

3.1.Avant Garde Noise as an Agent of Deconstruction
3.2.The Taming of the Avant-Garde
3.3.Listening Expansion

3. Sound Machine

1. Sound Machine

1.1.Sound Machine
1.2.Body Machine
1.3.Social Machine
1.4.Anti-Media Art

2.General Machine

2.1.Primitive Ear)
2.2.Spatial Cognition)
2.4.Subjective Hearing
2.5.Unconventional Hearing
2.6.Speaking Machin
2.7.Writing Machine

3.Transmission Machine

3.1.The Transmission of Art
3.2.Air Transmission
3.3.Sound and Architecture
3.4.Projection Space
3.8.Radio Art
3.10.‬‬Electronic Voice Phenomena

4.Recording Machine

4.1. Recording Arts
4.2. Sheet Music Machines
4.3. Automatic Instruments
4.4. Phonograph
4.5. Magnetic Recording
4.6. Optical Recording
4.7. Recording and Authenticity

5.Synthesis Machines

5.1. The History before the Innovation of Sound Synthesis
5.2. Theremin
5.3. Onde Martenot
5.4. Optical Synthesis
5.5. Synthesizer

4.Beyond Sound Art

1.1.Whose Contemporary Art Is It? Whose Sound Art Is It?
1.2.Technology Art?
1.3.Media Art?
1.4.Interdisciplinary Art?
1.5.Tracing the Source of Sounds

352 Pages
Released by Artist Publishing Co, Sep. 2012