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Book: Background noise

May 4, 2006

“Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art” a new book by Brandon LaBelle has just been released.

The rise of a prominent auditory culture as seen in the recent plethora of art exhibitions on sound art in conjunction with academic programs dedicated to “aural culture” sonic art and auditory issues now emerging reveals the degree to which sound art is lending definition to the 21st Century. And yet sound art still lacks related literature to compliment and expand the realm of practice.

Background Noise sets out an historical overview while at the same time shaping that history according to what sound art reveals – the dynamics of art to operate spatially through media of reproduction and broadcast and in relation to the intensities of communication and its contextual framework.

The book is published by Continuum and can also be ordered through Amazon.