Review – The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art

A nice review of 'The Bloomsbury Handbook on Sound Art' in the Wire Magazine.

"It deserves a wide and engaged readership, for this is an important collection of curated essays that drives the debates around sound art into new territories. Its focus on sound as an operative force that might hold power to account makes it that rare thing, a most timely textbook."

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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art, edited by Sanne Krogh Groth, and Holger Schulze, explores and delineates what Sound Art is in the 21st century. Sound artworks today embody the contemporary and transcultural trends towards the post-apocalyptic, a wide sensorial spectrum of sonic imaginaries as well as the decolonization and deinstitutionalization around the making of sound.

The publication includes a chapter by CRiSAP Director Cathy Lane - 'Gender, Intimacy, and Voices in Sound Art. Encouragements, Self-portraits, and Shadow Walks'. This chapter aims to look at how the voice and voiced sounds, such as audible breathing and other nonlinguistic utterances, are used to both express and investigate notions of intimacy and their relation to gender. Read more.