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Series dedicated to critical essays, meditations, conversations, and performance-texts on sound, auditory culture, and questions of auditory understanding. The series aims to provide a context for contemporary research on sound studies by probing, defining, and listening in to the acoustical paradigm. With the advent of digital culture, network society, and mobile communications, the emergence of an auditory culture is increasingly prevalent as witnessed in the aesthetics of sound art and electronic music, web-radio and live audio streaming, as well as interactive and responsive systems. The prominence of such aesthetical shifts parallels an epistemological transformation from “seeing is believing” to a globe of voices and tactile relations: the digital age is marked by a re-emergence of oral culture from print culture; a displacement of fixed boundaries as witnessed in “liquid” architectures; and a radiophonic disruption of forms of representation, turning static graphics upon the page into animated expressions. Audio Issues functions to engage such transformations by fostering new modes of thinking, writing, and performing the auditory.


Dirty Ear Report #2
Ricarda Denzer, Claudia Firth / Lucia Farinati, Brandon LaBelle, Ana Pais, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec, Alexandre St-Onge, James Webb

Dirty Ear Report #2 documents a collective workshop by leading sound artists and theorists working in the fields of experimental dramaturgy, electronic music and noise, voice studies, sound installation and social acoustics.

Dirty Ear Report #1
Zeynep Bulut, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Ole Frahm, Anja Kanngieser, Brandon LaBelle, Anna Raimondo, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec, Åsa Stjerna

Dirty Ear Report #1 documents a unique gathering of leading sound artists and theorists working in the fields of radio art, field recording practices, noise, real-time work, voice and site specific sound.

Architecture without walls
Edited by Alex Arteaga and Boris Hassenstein

Texts by Vera Buhß, Giacomo Gianetta, Konstantin Schimanowski, Katharina Schmidt, and Sum-Sum Shen that act as architectural models based on sound and listening.

Room Tone
Brandon LaBelle

How might sound contribute to the architectural imagination, lending to built form an element of invisible and temporal vitality? Such a question is central to this project developed by artist and writer Brandon LaBelle and in collaboration with participating architects, designers and artists from around the world.

In Place
Jason Kahn

In Place is an elegant and thoughtful reflection on experiences of elongated listening, capturing those small details that ultimately compose the world around us.

Sonic Somatic
Christof Migone

This book gives radical definition to an auditory study that includes the complexity of silence and mutism, identity and abjecthood, and language and its stutterances. The recurring site of these stagings is the somatic under all its forms: embodied and disembodied, fragmented and amplified, vocal and mute.

Radio Memory
Brandon LaBelle

Project based on archiving people's memories connected to specific songs and radio broadcasts. Includes over 100 memories from around the globe, along with contributions by curators and theorists Bastien Gallet and Carmen Cebreros Urzaiz, and an audio CD of related work by the artist.

Varieties of Audio Mimesis: Musical Evocations of Landscape
Allen S. Weiss

As an extensive essay, Varieties of Audio Mimesis is many things: an investigation of the metaphoric relationship between music and landscape, a study of the poetics of onomatopoeia, and a theory of sound in the arts.

African Feedback
Alessandro Bosetti

Audio project documenting the artist’s travels in West Africa, pursuing cultural differences, the place of music, and the languages used to get at sound. Includes texts and audio CD.

One Reason To Live: Conversations about Music with Julius Nil
edited by Seth Kim-Cohen

Including conversations with David Toop, Scanner, Brandon LaBelle, Ken Vandermark, Kaffe Matthews, Steven Connor, John Parish, Ben Watson, Simon Critchley, Andrew Morgan, Esther Leslie, Eric Roth, Andrew McGettigan, and Seth Kim-Cohen.