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Sound Studies Readers

Bull, Michael, and Les Back, eds. The Auditory Culture Reader. 2nd ed. London - New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. 

Cox, Christoph, and Daniel Warner, eds. Audio Culture. Readings in Modern Music. New York: Continuum, 2004. 

Daniels, Dieter, and Sandra Naumann, eds. See This Sound: Audiovisuology: A Reader. Köln: Walther König, 2015. 

Groth, Sanne Krogh, et al. The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020 

Schröder, Julia H., and Volker Straebel, eds. Sound Studies and Sonic Arts Reader. Hofheim: Wolke, 2022. 

Sterne, Jonathan. The Audible Past. Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction. Durham, London: Duke University Press, 2003. 

Weibel, Peter, ed. Sound art: sound as a medium of art. Cambridge, Mass: Mit Press, 2019 

Sound Studies and Sonic Arts Journals

Organised Sound, 

Computer Music Journal, 


Carson, Anne. “The Gender of Sound.” In Glass, Irony, and God, 119-142. New York: New Directions Books, 1995 

Chude-Sokei, Louis Onuorah. The Sound of Culture : Diaspora and Black Technopoetics. Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, 2016. 

Dolar, Mladen. A Voice and Nothing More. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2006. 

Eckhardt, Julia, et al. The Second Sound - Conversations on Gender and Music. Brussels : Umland, 2017. 

Eidsheim, Nina Sun. The Race of Sound: Listening, Timbre, and Vocality in African American Music. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2019 

Eshun, Kodwo. More Brilliant Than the Sun: Adventures in Sonic Fiction. Quartet Books, 1999 

Goodman, Steve. Sonic Warfare : Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear. Cambridge, Mass. u.a. : MIT Press, 2012. 

Kahn, Douglas. Noise, Water, Meat. A History of Sound in the Arts. Cambridge - London: The MIT Press, 1999. 

Kane, Brian. Sound Unseen. Acousmatic Sound in Theory and Practice. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2014. 

Kim-Cohen, Seth. In the Blink of an Ear. Toward a Non-Cochlear Sonic Art. New York - London: Continuum, 2009. 

Licht, Alan. Sound Art Revisited. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. 

Nyman, Michael. Experimental Music - Cage and Beyond. Second Edition. Cambridge University Press, 1999. 

Ouzounian, Gascia. Stereophonica : Sound and Space in Science, Technology, and the Arts. Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 2020. 

Robinson, Dylan. Hungry Listening. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2020 

Sterne, Jonathan. The Audible Past. Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction. Durham, London: Duke University Press, 2003. 

Stoever, Jennifer Lynn. “The Sonic Color Line : Race and the Cultural Politics of Listening.” 2016. 

*Thoben, Jan: For the Record. Thoughts on Medium Specificity in the Sonic Arts 

eContact! 20.3, 2020,  

*Thoben, Jan: Video, Sound and Synthesis, in: Dieter Daniels and Jan Thoben (Ed.), Video Theories - A Transdisciplinary Reader, NY: Bloomsbury Academic 2022, 247-260. 

Thompson, Marie. Beyond Unwanted Sound: Noise, Affect and Aesthetic Moralism. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017 

*Voegelin, Salomé. Listening to Noise and Silence. Towards a Philosophy of Sound Art. New York - London: Continuum, 2010. 

*Voegelin, Salomé. Sonic Possible Worlds : Hearing the Continuum of Sound. 2014. 

*Voegelin, Salomé. The Political Possibility of Sound : Fragments of Listening. 2019.



Artistic Research

Born, Georgina. Rationalizing Culture : IRCAM, Boulez, and the Institutionalization of the Musical Avant-Garde. Berkeley, Calif. u.a. : Univ. of California Press, 1995. 

Born, Georgina, et al. Western Music and Its Others : Difference, Representation, and Appropriation in Music. Berkeley u.a. : Univ. of Calif. Press, 2000. 

Brown, Deforrest. Assembling a Black Counter Culture. Brooklyn, N.Y. : Primary Information, 2022. 

Groth, Sanne Krogh. Politics and Aesthetics in Electronic Music : A Study of EMS - Elektronmusikstudion Stockholm, 1964 - 1979. 2014. 

Novak, David, et al. Keywords in Sound. 2015. 

Michael Biggs and Henrik Karlsson (eds.). The Routledge Companion to Research in the Arts. Rutledge, Abingdon, 2010 

Journal for Artistic Research, 

Ruukku. Studies in Artistic Research,

Artistic Practice

Amacher, Maryanne, et al. Selected Writings and Interviews. Brooklyn, NY: Blank Forms Editions, 2020.  

Biserna, Elena, ed. Going out - Walking, Listening, Sound Making. Le Presses du Réel, 2022 

Cimini, Amy. Wild Sound : Maryanne Amacher and the Tenses of Audible Life. New York : Oxford University Press, 2022. 

F. Bueti, A. Alampi, B. Ndikung (eds), We Have Delivered Ourselves from the Tonal — Of, Towards, On, For Julius Eastman. Savy Books 

Holmes, Thomas. Electronic and Experimental Music. Pioneers in Technology and Composition [1985]. 2 ed. New York [etc.]: Routledge, 2002. 

Jowitt, Deborah, et al. Meredith Monk. Baltimore, Md. u.a. : Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1997. 

Julius, Rolf. Small Music (Grau). Edited by Bernd Schulz and Hans Gercke. Heidelberg: Kehrer, 1995. 

Klein, Georg. borderlines. Edited by Sabine Sanio. With texts by Claudia Wahjudi, Max Glauner, Sabine Sanio, Stefan Fricke. Dt.-engl., Heidelberg: Kehrer, 2014. 

*Kubisch, Christina. KlangRaumLichtZeit. Arbeiten von 1980 bis 2000. Aust. Kat. Opel-Villen Rüsselsheim. Edited by Kulturamt der Stadt Rüsselheim. Heidelberg: Kehrer, 2000. 

*Kuhn, Hans Peter. Licht und Klang. Edited by Bernd Schulz. Heidelberg: Kehrer, 2000. 

LaBelle, Brandon. Background Noise. Perspectives on Sound Art. New York - London: Continuum, 2007. 

Lewis, George. A Power Stronger than Itself : The AACM and American Experimental Music. Chicago, Ill. u.a. : Univ. of Chicago Press, 2008. 

Licht, Alan. Sound Art. Beyond Music, Between Categories. New York: Rizzoli, 2007. 

Lucier, Alvin. Reflections. Interviews, Scores, Writings 1965-1994 / Reflexionen. Interviews, Notationen, Texte 1965-1994 [1995]. Edited by Gisela Gronemeyer and Reinhard Oehlschlägel. 2 ed. Köln: MusikTexte, 2005. 

Lucier, Alvin, ed. Eight lectures on experimental music. Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 2017 

Marranca, Bonnie. Conversations with Meredith Monk. PAJ Publications, 2014 

Motte-Haber, Helga de la, and Akademie der Künste Berlin, eds. Klangkunst. Katalog Sonambiente, Festival für Hören und Sehen. München: Prestel, 1996. 

Neuhaus, Max. Sound Works. Ostfildern: Cantz, 1994. 

Oliveros, Pauline, et al. Sounding the Margins : Collected Writings 1992 - 2009. Kingston, N.Y. : Deep Listening Publications, 2010. 

Oliveros, Pauline. Software for People : Collected Writings 1963-80. Kingston, NY : Pauline Oliveros Publications, 2015. 

Oliveros, Pauline, Laurie Anderson, et al. Quantum Listening. London : Ignota Books, 2022. 

Oram, Daphne. An Individual Note of Music, Sounds and Electronics. Wakefield : Anomie Publishing, 2016. 


Blatter, Alfred. Revisiting music theory. Basic principles. 2 ed. New York: Routledge, 2017. 

Corey, Jason. Audio Production and Critical Listening: Technical Ear Training. New York - London: Focal Press, 2010. 

Fastl, Hugo, and Eberhard Zwicker. Psychoacoustics. Facts and Models. 3 ed. Berlin - New York: Springer, 2007. 

Toole, Floyed. Sound Reproduction: Loudspeakers and Rooms. Amsterdam - Boston: Elsevier (Focal Press), 2008. 

Roberts, Gareth E. From music to mathematics. Exploring the connections. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. 

Roederer, J. G., H. J. Weitbrecht, J. Glatzel, and H. Rieger. The physics and psychophysics of music: an introduction. 4 ed. New York: Springer, 2008. 

Temperley, David. The Cognition of Basic Musical Structures. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004. 

Truax, Barry. Acoustic Communication. 2 ed. Westport, CT / London: Ablex, 2001. 

White, Sylvia. Music as organized sound. An introduction to basic music theory. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1999. 

Audio Technology

Ballou, Glen M., ed. Handbook for Sound Engineers. Oxford: Focal Press, 2015. 

*Döbereiner. Luc. Models of Constructed Sound: Nonstandard Synthesis as an Aesthetic Perspective. Computer Music Journal, MIT Press Journals, 2011.  

Giri, Maurizio. Cipriani, Alessandro. Electronic Music and Sound Design - Theory and Practice Volume 1. Contemponet, 2010. 

Giri, Maurizio. Cipriani, Alessandro. Electronic Music and Sound Design - Theory and Practice Volume 2. Contemponet, 2014. 

Katz, Robert A. Mastering Audio : The Art and the Science. Oxford u.a. : Focal Press, 2002. 

Lubin, Tom. Getting Great Sounds: The Microphone Book. 2019 

Newell, Phillip. Keith Holland. Loudspeakers: For Music Recording and Reproduction. Routledge 2019 

Nierhaus, Gerhard. “Algorithmic Composition : Paradigms of Automated Music Generation.” Wien u.a. : Springer, 2009. 

Roads, Curtis. The Computer Music Tutorial. MIT Press, 1996. 

Roads, Curtis. Microsound. MIT Press, 2002.  

Toole, Floyed. Sound Reproduction: Loudspeakers and Rooms. Amsterdam - Boston: Elsevier (Focal Press), 2008. 

Wishart, Trevor. On Sonic Art. Routledge, 1996. 

Wishart, Trevor. Audible Design: A Plain and Easy Introduction to Sound Composition. Orpheus The Pantomime Ltd., 1994. 

Woram, John M. The Recording Studio Handbook. Sigamore Publishing Company, 1976 

Xenakis, Iannis. Formalized Music: Thought and Mathematics in Composition. Special issue of La Revue musicale, nos. 253–254. Paris: Editions Richard-Masse. 1963.