Available now in hardback, The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sonic Methodologies by Michael Bull, Marcel Cobussen, including chapters by: Angus Carlyle ‘Dropping Down Low: Online Soundmaps, Critique, Genealogies, Alternatives’; Jono Gilmurray ‘Ecological Sound Art’; and Salomé Voegelin ‘Sonic Methodologies of Sound’.
‘The field of Sound Studies has changed and developed dramatically over the last two decades involving a vast and dizzying array of work produced by those working in the arts, social sciences and sciences. The study of sound is inherently interdisciplinary and is undertaken both by those who specialize in sound and by others who wish to include sound as an intrinsic and indispensable element in their research. This is the first resource to provide a wide ranging, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary investigation and analysis of the ways in which researchers use a broad range of methodologies in order to pursue their sonic investigations. It brings together 49 specially commissioned chapters that ask a wide range of questions including; how can sound be used in current academic disciplines? Is sound as a methodological tool indispensable for Sound Studies and what can sound artists contribute to the discourse on methodology in Sound Studies? The editors also present 3 original chapters that work as provocative ‘sonic methodological interventions’ prefacing the 3 sections of the book.’Read more about the book on Bloomsbury