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Loading the Silence: Australian Sound Art in the Post-Digital Age

Loading the Silence: Australian Sound Art in the Post-Digital Age (Hardback)

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The experimentalist phenomenon of 'noise' as constituting 'art' in much twentieth-century music (paradoxically) reached its zenith in Cage's ('silent' piece) 4'33. But much post-1970s musical endeavour with an experimentalist telos, collectively known as 'sound art', has displayed a postmodern need to 'load' modernism's 'degree zero'. After contextualizing experimentalism from its inception in the early twentieth century, Dr Linda Kouvaras's Loading the Silence: Australian Sound Art in the Post-Digital Age explores the ways in which selected sound art works demonstrate creatively how sound is embedded within local, national, gendered and historical environments. Taking Australian music as its primary - but not sole - focus, the book not only covers discussions of technological advancement, but also engages with aesthetic standpoints, through numerous interviews, theoretical developments, analysis and cultural milieux for a contemporary Australian, and wider postmodern, context.

Developing new methodologies for synergies between musicology and cultural studies, the book uncovers a new post-postmodern aesthetic trajectory, which Kouvaras locates as developing over the past two decades - the altermodern. Australian sound art is here put firmly on the map of international debates about contemporary music, providing a standard reference and valuable resource for practitioners in the artform, music critics, scholars and educators.

Music & DanceDanceMusic reviews & criticismMusic & DanceDanceTheory of music & musicologyMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresWestern "classical" musicPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesRegional studies Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 22/03/2013 ISBN-13: 9781409441564  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Dr Linda Kouvaras is a Senior Lecturer at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne, Australia.

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