'Loading the Silence' book launch - Grainger Museum - 5 Jun 2013

'Loading the Silence: Australian Sound Art in the Post-Digital Age'  by Linda Kouvaras
Wednesday 5 June, 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Grainger Museum, The University of Melbourne, Gate 13, Royal Parade, Parkville

Launched by Australian composer Warren Burt.

Enquiries: Linda Kouvaras  lindaik@unimelb.edu.au

Dr Linda Kouvaras (Senior Lecturer in Musicology at the MCM) has just published "Loading the Silence: Australian Sound Art in the Post-Digital Age" through Ashgate.

The book is the major outcome of an ARC Discovery Grant. After contextualizing experimentalism from its inception in the early twentieth century, the book explores the ways in which selected sound art works demonstrate creatively how sound is embedded within local, national, gendered and  historical environments.

Taking Australian music as its primary – but not sole – focus, the book not only covers discussions of technological advancement, but also engages with aesthetic standpoints, through numerous interviews, theoretical developments, analysis and cultural milieux for a contemporary Australian, and wider postmodern, context.

Developing new methodologies for synergies between musicology and cultural studies, the book uncovers a new post-postmodern aesthetic trajectory, which Kouvaras locates as developing over the past two decades – the altermodern.

View this title online: http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409441564

(forwarded from Stephanie Rocke)