Sound Art Scrapbook
From August until the beginning of November 2013, MoMA will be hosting “Soundings: A Contemporary Score,” their first ever exhibition of sound art. According to Barbara London’s introductory essay, the exhibition
Features recent work by sixteen young artists … [who come from around the world] and have a broad understanding of art, architecture, performance, telecommunications, philosophy, and music. … [Across mediums,] listening and hearing remain central to their practices.
Going through the samples available on the exhibition website and the preview of the catalog Soundings: A Contemporary Score which includes London’s essay outlining the emergence of sound art as an art form since the 60s, I wanted to gather together some of the media mentioned in the essay as well as some additional samples from the 16 artists (Camille Norment, Tristan Perich, Susan Philipsz, Florian Hecker, Richard Garet, Haroon Mirza, Christine Sun Kim, Marco Fusinato, Luke Fowler, Toshiya Tsunoda, Jana Winderen, Hong-Kai Wang, Sergei Tcherepnin, Stephen Vitiello, Jacob Kirkegaard and Carsten Nicolai) contributing work to the show. This will follow a somewhat chronological order, but in general this is very rough.
See descriptions of projects in the database of works on the John Cage website. Filtering results by premiere dates 1960 – 1969 and 1970 – 1979.
Also, “Empty Words.”
Neural Synthesis [No. 2]
La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela & The Theatre of Eternal Music
TGV 1.1 – Recording Heathen Earth (1980-02-16).
Cia Rinne – Sounds for soloists
Wind Over Old Land (Neumes Du Vent – Lágrimas De Miedo 15, 2010)
The Magnetic City (excerpt)
Itinerary of Sound (interview)
The Messenger (excerpt)
Mass Black Implosion (Shaar, Iannis Xenakis), 2012, Ink on archival facsimile of score; framed, 5 parts, 82 x 109.5 cm each (framed), Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery
from Labyrinthitis [Touch]
Within the Toll
Extraneous to the Message
Luke Fowler & Richard Young
Air Vibration Of Elevator Motor Room In Stairwell
From 1-Bit Symphony Album
for more info: 1bitsymphony.com
Tags: experimental, installation, performance, sound