Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music

Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music

Christoph Cox Daniel Warner / Sep 22, 2019

Audio Culture Readings in Modern Music The groundbreaking Audio Culture Readings in Modern Music Continuum September paperback original maps the aural and discursive terrain of vanguard music today Rather than offering a history of co

  • Title: Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music
  • Author: Christoph Cox Daniel Warner
  • ISBN: 9780826416155
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Paperback
  • The groundbreaking Audio Culture Readings in Modern Music Continuum September 2004 paperback original maps the aural and discursive terrain of vanguard music today Rather than offering a history of contemporary music, Audio Culture traces the genealogy of current musical practices and theoretical concerns, drawing lines of connection between recent musical productionThe groundbreaking Audio Culture Readings in Modern Music Continuum September 2004 paperback original maps the aural and discursive terrain of vanguard music today Rather than offering a history of contemporary music, Audio Culture traces the genealogy of current musical practices and theoretical concerns, drawing lines of connection between recent musical production and earlier moments of sonic experimentation It aims to foreground the various rewirings of musical composition and performance that have taken place in the past few decades and to provide a critical and theoretical language for this new audio culture Via writings by philosophers, cultural theorists, and composers, Audio Culture explores the interconnections among such forms as minimalism, indeterminacy, musique concr te, free improvisation, experimental music, avant rock, dub reggae, Ambient music, HipHop, and Techno Instead of focusing on the putative crossover between high art and popular culture, Audio Culture takes all of these musics as experimental practices on par with, and linked to, one another While cultural studies has tended to look at music primarily popular music from a sociological perspective, the concern here is philosophical, musical, and historical Audio Culture includes writing by some of the most important musical thinkers of the past half century, among them John Cage, Brian Eno, Glenn Gould, Umberto Eco, Ornette Coleman, Jacques Attali, Simon Reynolds, Pauline Oliveros, Paul D Miller, David Toop, John Zorn, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and many others The book is divided into nine thematically organized sections, each with its own introduction Section headings include topics such as Modes of Listening, Minimalisms, and DJ Culture In addition, each essay has its own short introduction, helping the reader to place the essay within musical, historical, and conceptual contexts The book concludes with a glossary, a timeline, and an extensive discography.

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      • Christoph Cox Daniel Warner

        Christoph Cox, professor of philosophy, received his B.A in Modern Culture Media from Brown University and a Ph.D in the History of Consciousness from the University of California, Santa Cruz Professor Cox teaches and writes on contemporary European philosophy, cultural theory, and aesthetics.


    226 Comments

    1. I'm not a huge fan of artists talking about their art, but this book is great. Edgard Varèse, Henry Cowell, Merzbow, Brian Eno, Glenn Gould, et. al. Some real heavy hitters. And their words, which the editors of this volume have culled from essays, interviews and even liner notes, rise above the merely theoretical. I've read this book twice so far—first as a novice and then again with a more substantial knowledge base—and it has honestly bolstered my subjective appreciation for the medium b [...]


    2. This book is so phenomenal. I use it frequently in my research. Though I have yet to read every essay collected in these pages, it is the most excellent collection I've found on music. This book was an important part of the class I taught on music and communication last summer. Though most of the readings I assigned for the class were articles and book chapters, this was the only entire book I assigned. Frankly, I had a hard time finding any books that provided what I wanted to teach fromuntil t [...]


    3. This is as good an overview of the evolution of experimental / avant-garde approaches to sound & music as you're likely to find, presented in perfect bite-sized chunks. This could / should be (and I'm told it has been) used as a textbook for a class on the subject of modern & contemporary sound practice. Even if you've done a lot of reading on this subject, you're sure to find lots here that will be new. Essential.


    4. Audio Culture is a magnificent collection of writings on music theorism, criticism, and analyses spanning the entire age of recorded sound to the present. These writings are offered in their respective chronology and organized into sections - Noise/Sound/Silence, Modes of Listening, Music in the Age of Electronic (Re)Production, etc. Authors featured include everyone from Italian Fututist (and author of the manifesto, The Art of Noises) Luigi Russolo, to Cage and Stockhausen, and on to contempor [...]


    5. The idea of these reviews is to write while the book is still fresh. Hard to do as it's taken me 18 months to finish. Having said that it is great for dipping into and out of as you have the time, whereas its a hard slog trying to read it as a traditional book.The writing is for the most part is very theoretical although not necessarily academic, having been written largely by the artists and composers operating in the respective fields covered, with the odd philosopher and music journo thrown i [...]


    6. A lovely collection of crucial essays on modern music. I use it sometimes like a dictionary, looking for names in the index and read the article they're in, or sometimes I just jump through the pages until I get stuck somewhere. So much material, so many good articles.The only thing I'm missing is a critical discussion on modern music. Some discussions on atonality, and why it's still not particularly popular among audiences, and perhaps on the obscurity of some electro-acoustic music.Great ache [...]


    7. This is that rare book that makes you see something you've known your entire life (here, recorded music) in a completely different light. It expands your boundaries farther than you've ever thought and it makes you totally reevaluate everything you know about music. Yeah, it can get incredibly dry and academic, but the fundamental ideas are what counts and those are incredible.Especially the chapters by William S. Burroughs, R. Murray Schafer, Luigi Russolo and John Oswald.


    8. From the history of the Walkman leading to the urban nomad to Brian Eno's surprisingly readable discussion of ambient music to Cage's dry, dense explorations of sounds and meanings, this is a great choice for anyone interested in electronic music of any kind.


    9. [Review originally written for in 2008 when I was 20 so apologies! Great great reference book which is logically laid out and wide reaching. Very inspirational.]This book is jam packed full of information and is split neatly (maybe more so than i was expecting) into sections such as 'The Open Work' and 'Noise, Sound, Silence'.At the beginning of each essay the editors have given a brief account of the author (who in most cases practice(d) work with sound, i.e. Derek Bailey, John Cage, Luigi Rus [...]


    10. Jest kilka rzeczywiście słabych tekstów, ale są to nieliczne wyjątki, które da się policzyć na palcach jednej ręki (tekstów łącznie jest 56). Bardzo wyczerpujące kompendium, któremu w większości wypadków udaje się omówić nawet te irytujące teksty (Adorno) w przystępny sposób. Te męczące są okrajane i zaprezentowane jest tylko ich esencja. Naprawdę ciekawy zbiór. Ze świecą szukać takiego nagromadzenia esejów, manifestów, wywiadów, opracowań i to w dodatku pochod [...]


    11. lots of really good essays in this book - there is always something missing when this much is written about music, though. i think my favorites are the two by brian eno and the one by steve reich - they seem to be the most about music and the least about themselves. i also found john zorn's explanation for his "games" very interesting, but in admission of my own ignorance, i've never heard any of his music to my knowledge, so i'm even more interested in hearing recordings.i am also herein fully [...]


    12. This book is a compilation of interviews, articles and statements from key figures in sound art ranging from artist such as Lucier, Cage, Eno and Feldman to academics like Eco, Adorno and McLuhan. Christopher Cox, contributor to Cabinet Magazine, edits this book along side Daniel Warner. Thee variety of text makes the ambiguous line between music and art approachable and easily accessible to varying levels of interest.


    13. All sorts of different styles here. Some dry, some quiiiick.I got distracted halfway through the book. I'm tempted to just read bits & pieces from it, but there's so much good stuff that I don't want to miss any of it.Glad I went A-Z on this one, even tho it took awhile.


    14. Brian Eno: "I can neither read nor write music, and I can't play any instruments really well, either. You can't imagine a situation prior to this where anyone like me could have been a composer. It couldn't have happened. How could I do it without tape and without technology?"


    15. This is a collection of writings about modern music, music culture, electronic music and aesthetics (edited by one of my professors at Hampshire.)So far I've read only read the article by Pierre Schaeffer, which I translated!


    16. I think I am close to having read all the essays. It has only taken me 7 years! To be fair, I have only owned my own copy for the past 3 years or so.For bits and pieces to pick up and browse, it does not get much better than this!


    17. An excellent refresher on the writing of some of the "movers & shapers" of sound art. Some really interesting context that I didn't get in those grad classes, too - a really, really worthwhile read for summer afternoons.


    18. Fantastic collection on modern music, not much on the future of performance, but touches recorded music, electronic music, dj culture, noise music.



    19. oh crap. about listening and determining or not determining (or indetermining which is like an oxymoron) and so much. compact pieces but oh so deadly oh so potent!


    20. i like most of the musicians/authors anthologized within, but this book seems like bullshit to me. offensive introductions/commentary.ahhhh,,,,, there are some real gems in here though.



    21. essays: Eno's are great, Henry Flynt, Split up into a historical narrative. Musings on the evolution of noise music as it ties to our cultural growth.





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