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Series of monographs featuring contemporary artists working with sound, experimental music and electronic media. The series highlights and documents the often under-represented field of sound art, with a view to fostering discourse on the subject and related auditory issues. The series articulates parameters while accentuating a diversity of approaches, bringing forward those whose work advances the use of sound through multi-media presentation and performance.

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Heimo Lattner – A Voice That Once Was In One's Mouth

Would it be a mistake to think that the concern to raise the voice has to do with a capacity that certain individuals have? Would it be a mistake to think that the inclination to speak up comes from a subject whose disposition is to doubt, query, be skeptical or be an inquisitive observer? Would it be a mistake to assume that the voice lies at the core of all social bonds?

Almost Nothing with Luc Ferrari

by Jacqueline Caux

Interviews with texts and imaginary autobiographies by Luc Ferrari

Originally published in France in 2002, Jacqueline Caux’s Presque Rien avec Luc Ferrari is the first book to offer a comprehensive and insightful look into the work and career of one the most pioneering music composers of the second half of the 20th century. Errant Bodies Press is pleased to release the English edition translated by Jérôme Hansen.

Yasunoa Tone - Noise Media Language

Contributions by Dasha Dekleva, Federico Marulanda, Hans Ulrich-Obrist, and Willaim Marotti

A pioneer since the early 60s in sound art and digital composition, Yasunao Tone has composed for Merce Cunningham (alongside John Cage) and been a member of the groups Ongaku, Hi-Red Center, and Fluxus. He is unabashedly avant-garde and continues today to engage questions of noise, language, and systems of representation. This indispensable monograph catalogues the artist's career through documentation of seminal projects.

John Duncan

Monograph with selected artworks, audio, installations and performances from John Duncan's periods of work in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Amsterdam and Scrutto di San Leonardo, Italy. Descriptions of Duncan's most significant events, illustrated with photos and drawings, many of which will be published for the first time. Includes articles and contributions by Daniela Cascella, Leif Elggren, Cosey Fanni-Tutti, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Mike Kelley, Brandon LaBelle, Paul McCarthy, Tom Recchion, Takuya Sakaguchi and Giuliana Stefani. Also includes a CD of Duncan's audio work, with tracks that highlight each location as well as testify to the overall development of his music.

Christof Migone - Sound Voice Perform

Sound Voice Perform documents the performance, sound, and video works of the Canadian artist. Working since the mid-80s, Migone weaves together a multitude of media, from radio to telephones to digital objects, to form a stunning and highly dynamic practice. With contributions by Brandon LaBelle, Martin Spinelli, and Allen S. Weiss.

 

 

Brandon LaBelle - Site Specific Sound

Texts by the artist, with additional contribution by Achim Wollscheid

Site Specific Sound documents a series of sound installations from 1998 to 2002 by sound-artist and writer Brandon LaBelle. Each installation was created as part of the Beyond Music Sound Festival in Los Angeles, an annual festival on sound practice at Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center. Functioning site-specifically, and drawing upon the architectural structure of the building, the installations explore the relationship between sound and space by staging social and spatial interventions.