Noise, Water, Meat A History of Voice, Sound, and Aurality in the Arts

ISBN-10: 0262611724
ISBN-13: 9780262611725
Edition: 2001 (Reprint)
Authors: Douglas Kahn
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Description: This text is an interdisciplinary history of sound in the arts, that reads the emphatic and exceptional sounds of modernism and those on the cusp of postmodernism. It explores aural activities in literature, visual arts, theatre and film.

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Book details

List price: $35.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 8/24/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 465
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990

This text is an interdisciplinary history of sound in the arts, that reads the emphatic and exceptional sounds of modernism and those on the cusp of postmodernism. It explores aural activities in literature, visual arts, theatre and film.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Listening through History;
Prelude: Modernism
Explanations and Qualifications
Significant Noises
Immersed in Noise
Sentient Sound
Interpolation of Noise
Protean Noise
Oscillator Noise
Noises of the Avant-Garde
Bruitism
Noise and Simultaneity
The Future of War Noises
Drawing the Line: Music, Noise, and Phonography
Concerning the Line
Resident Noises
The Gloss of the Gliss
Beethoven at Fifty Times per Second
"I, the Accelerated Line"
The Sound of Music
Demarcated Sounds
Drawing the Line in Theory
Synesthesia as Noise Abatement
Ubiquitous Recording
The Rotary Revolution
Russian Revolutionary Film
The Impossible Inaudible
John Cage: Silence and Silencing
Much to Confess about Nothing
Canned Silence
Silencing Techniques
Cage and the Impossible Inaudible
Nondissipative Sounds and the Impossible Inaudible
Inaudibly Loud, Long-Lasting, Far-Reaching
Machines of Nondissipation
The Parameters of All Sound
Loud Sounds
Conceptual Sounds
Water Flows and Flux
A Short Art History of Water Sound
Water Music
Dripping
Surrealism and Submerged Women
In the Wake of Dripping: New York at Midcentury
The Object of Performance
Allan Kaprow: Immersed Noisician
George Brecht's Drip Music
Meat Voices
Two Sounds of the Virus: William Burroughs's Pure Meat Method
A Culture for Growing Viruses
Schlupping
On Goo Behavior
The Cancer Virus
Cellular Phones
Cruelty and the Beast: Antonin Artaud and Michael McClure
Artaud in America
Musical Artauds: Tudor and Cage
Beats Language
Beast Language
Affected and Afflicted Screaming
Seraphic Screams and the Tortuous Blast
Notes
Index

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