Arranged and composed by J Milo Taylor
Mixed by Joel Cahen

A History of Sound Art – booklet

An engaging sound collage presenting an unique historical documentation of Sound Art from the early 20th century to present day. The composition weaves through different sound works throughout the century with narratives and ideas from some of the prominent artists in the field. A retrospective into the craft of sound and its development as an artistic practice, from Edison’s first sound film in 1895 to today, including the thoughts and concepts which served the basis for the creation of these works as spoken by the artists themselves.

The ‘Listening’ should be accompanied by the booklet available on pdf above, which informs of the artists whose work and words are heard following the timecode on the video.

commissioned by Newtoy as part of the Wet Sounds 2011 UK Tour

Exhibited at:

On the Edge of Perceptibility / Sound Art – International Sound Installation Exhibition in Budapest, 17th Oct. – 23rd Nov. 2014
All Tomorrows Parties, Butlins, Minehead, UK | 14 – 15 May 11
Vivid Gallery, Birmingham | 22-27 March 11
The Whitechapel Art Gallery | The Reading Room | 1 – 6 March 11
Phoenix Brighton | 3 March 11
Modern Art Oxford | Accompanied by a talk | 12 Feb 11
The Star and Shadow, Newcastle | 6 Feb 11
Bangor Museum | 25 – 28 Jan 11

Artists appearing in the work:

Sleep Research Facility, Cathy  Lane, John Cage, Charlie Fox, Ros Bandt, Janet Cardiff, Brandon La Belle, Thomas Edison, Marcel Duschamp, Hugo Ball, Leon Theramin, FW Marinetti, Walter Ruttmann, Kurt Schwitters, Harry Partch, Antonin Artaud, Pierre Schaeffer and Pierre Henry, Iannis Xenakis, Louis and Bebe Barron, Pauline Oliveros, Morton Feldman, George Brecht, Richard Maxfield, Dick Higgins, Group Ongaku, Brion Gysin, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Tod Dockstader, La Monte Young, Luc Ferrari, Alvin Lucier, Bruce Nauman, Bernard Parmegiani, Francoise Bayle, R Murray Schafer, Trevor Wishart, hildegard Westerkamp, Terry Fox, David Dunn, Nam June Paik, Max Neuhaus, Throbbing Gristle, Barry Truax, Limpe Fuchs, John Oswald, Bill Fontana, Warren Burt, David Cunningham, Laurie Anderson, Gregory Whitehead, Lee Renaldo, Christian Marclay, William Burroughs, Denis Smalley, Dan Lander, Gilles Gobeil, Negativland, Trimpin, Jonty Harrison, Kim Cascone, Jodi Rose, Francisco Lopez, Bernard Leitner, Peter Vogel, Steve Roden, Pamela Z, Terre Thaemlitz, Chris Watson, David Toop, Disinformation, Atau tanaka, Dan Lander, Philip Jeck, Carsten Nicolai, Justin Bennett, David Toop, Project Dark, Steve Vitiello, Maryanne Amacher, Christina Kubisch, John Bischoff, Andres Bosshard, Iris Garrelfs, Peter Cusack, Steve Barsotti, Andrea Polli, James Webb, Nic Collins, DJ Spooky, Rainer Linz, Salome Vogeline, David Lee Myers, David Chesworth and Sonia Leiber, Karlheinz Essl, Dallas Simpson, FM3, Matthew Mullane, Ultra-Red, Tony Herrington, Dan Senn, John Wynne and Susan Philipsz.


One thought on “A HISTORY OF SOUND ART”

  1. thanks for this I enjoyed the show last year at MAO Oxford and am very pleased I can see more about the mix now.

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