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Sonic Time Machines: Explicit Sound, Sirenic Voices, and Implicit Sonicity
by Wolfgang Ernst
Amsterdam University Press, 2016
eISBN: 978-90-485-2847-9 | Cloth: 978-90-8964-949-2

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Our studies of aesthetics and knowledge have long tended to privilege the visual - at the expense, Wolfgang Ernst argues, of the aural. Sonic Time Machines aims to correct that, presenting a striking new approach to theorising sound that investigates its split existence: as a temporal effect in a techno-cultural context and as a source of knowledge and information. Ernst creates a new term for the concept at the heart of the book, "sonicity," a flexible and powerful term that allows him to consider sound with all its many physical, philosophical, and cultural valences.

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