Thinking in noise

Bijsterveld, K. (2003) The City of Din: Decibels, Noise, and Neighbors in The Netherlands, 1910-1980. Osiris 18: 173.
(2006). Listening to Machines: Industrial Noise, Hearing Loss and the Cultural Meaning of Sound. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 31(4): 323–337.

Keizer, G. (2012) The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want: A Book About Noise. Reprint. PublicAffairs.

Kursell, J., (2009). Mechanical Sound: Technology, Culture, and Public Problems of Noise in the Twentieth Century. Isis 100(4): 942.

LaBelle, B. (2006). Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art. New York: Bloomsbury Academic.

McQueen, A. (2013). “Bring the Noise!”: Sonic Intensified Continuity in the Films of Edgar Wright. Music, Sound, and the Moving Image 7(2): 141–165.

Rodgers, T., (2010) Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound. Durham NC: Duke University Press Books.

Russolo, L. (2004) 1913. The Art of Noise. Ubuclassics.

Schaeffer, P. 1952. À la recherche d’une musique concrète. Paris : Éditions du Seuil

Thompson, M. (2017). Beyond Unwanted Sound. Noise, Affect and Aesthetic Moralism. New York: Bloomsbury Academic.

Wilkins, I. (2017). Irreversible Noise. Falmouth: Urbanomic



Carlyle, A. (2013). In the Field: The Art of Field Recording. Axminster: Uniformbooks.

Chattopadhyay, B. (2012). Sonic Menageries: Composing the sound of place. Organised Sound, 17(3), 223‑229.

Keller, D, and Ariadna C., (2006) New Concepts and Techniques in Eco-Composition. Organised Sound 11(01): 55.

Miller, S. M. (2013).  Aesthetics and the art of audio field recording. Trebuchet Magazine.

Pisano, L. (2015). The Third Soundscape. Third Text, 29(1‑2), 75‑87.

Rennie, T. (2014). Socio-Sonic: An ethnographic methodology for electroacoustic composition. Organised Sound, 19(2), 117‑124.

Truax, B. (2012). Sound, Listening and Place: The Aesthetic Dilemma. Organised Sound, 17(3), 193–201.

Wright, M. P., (2016). The Thing about Microphones. Leonardo Music Journal, December 2016, Vol. -, No. 26, Pages: 60-63


Sound-scape, -map, -walks

Butler, T. (2006) A walk of art: the potential of the sound walk as practice in cultural geography, Social & Cultural Geography, 7:6, 889-908

Kelman, A. Y. (2010). Rethinking the Soundscape. The Senses and Society, 5(2), 212‑234.

Krause, B. (2012). The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World’s Wild Places. Boston: Little, Brown and Company

Pinch, T., & Bijsterveld, K. (2004). Sound Studies: New Technologies and Music. Social Studies of Science, 34(5), 635‑648.

Schafer, R.M., (1993). The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World. Destiny Books, ISBN: 9780892814558. (Reprint of Knopf, 1977.)

Thompson, E. (2002). The Soundscape of Modernity: Architectural Acoustics and the Culture of Listening in America, 1900-1933. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press

Voegelin, S. (2014). Collateral Damage: Salomé Voegelin. The Wire Magazine.


Sonic Possible Worlds

Basso, K. H. (1970). « To Give up on Words »: Silence in Western Apache Culture. Southwestern Journal of Anthropology, 26(3), 213‑230.

Harris, Y. (2013). Presentness in Displaced Sound. Leonardo Music Journal, 23(1), 13‑14.

Harkness, N. (2011). Anthropology at the Phonosonic Nexus. Anthropology News 52(1) 52 (1) : 5.

Ihde, D. (2007). Listening and voice: phenomenologies of sound (second). State University of New York.

LaBelle, B. (2010). Acoustic territories: Sound culture and everyday life . A&C Black.



Blesser, B., and Salter, L-R. (2009). Spaces Speak, Are You Listening? Experiencing Aural Architecture . Boston: MIT press.

Cusack, P. (2012).  Sounds from dangerous places. ReR Megacorp.

Cusack, P (2013). Interview, in Cathy Lane and Angus Carlyle (eds.), In the field: The art of field recording. London: Uniformbooks.

Helmreich, S. (2010). Listening Against Soundscapes. Anthropology News.

Nancy, J.L. 2007. Listening. New York: Fordham University Press 2007.

Norman, K. (2012). Listening Together, Making Place. Organised Sound, 17(3), 257‑265.

Oliveros, P. (2005). Deep Listening: A Composer’s Sound Practice. New York: iUniverse.



Political Economy of Sound

Attali, J. (1985). Noise: The Political Economy of Music. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press.

Fink, R. (2005). Repeating Ourselves: american minimal music as cultural practice. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Mattin, & Iles, A. (2009). Noise & Capitalism. Arteleku Audiolab.

Sterne, J. (2003). The Audible Past.  Durham: Duke University Press.



Sound artists

John Cage, Water Walks (1960)

Ellen Fullman, Long String Instrument

Terry Fox, The Labyrinth Scored for 11 Different Cats

Christina Kubisch, Electrical Walks

Max Neuheus, Sound Walks

Gordon Monahan, Swinging Loud Speaker

Rolf Julius

Steve Reich, Pendulum Music

La Monte Young, composition No.7

Alvin Lucier, Music for Snare Drum, Pure Wave oscillator and Reflective Surfaces ; I am sitting in a room.

Janett Cardiff, 40 part Motet

Walter Ruttmann, Wochenende (1929)

Pierre Schaeffer, Étude aux chemins de fer (1949)

Jacob Erisken, Objects Also Die (2017)

XImena Alarcon,

Morton Feldman,

Felicity Ford

Florian Hecker,

Robym Schulkowski,

Pauline Oliveros,

Mark Peter Wright,

Eisuke Yanagisawa, Ultrasonic scapes (2011)


Sonic Ethnographies

Steven Feld, Voices of the Rainforest (Rykodisc, 1991)

Edu Comelles, Camina, parte primera (2013)

Sei Milligan, The last boat builders of Belfast (2014)

Hiroki Sasajima and Eisuke Yanagisawa, Jogashima (2015)

Stephanie Spray, Blue sky, white river (2011)

Francisco Lopez, Buildings (New York)

Cathy Lane, Hebrides Suite (2013)

Chris DeLaurenti, To the Cooling Tower, Satsop (2015)

Christina Wegener, radio continental drift

Hafdis Bjarnadottir, Sounds of Iceland (2015)

Angus Carlyle and Rupert Cox, The Cave Mouth and the Giant Voice (2015)

Tullis Rennie, Manifest (2013)

Budhaditya Chattipoadhyay, A day in the life of a listener (2014)

Gilles Aubry, L’amplification des âmes (2012)

Hildegard Westerkamp, Kits Beach Soundwalk (1989)

Emeka Ogboh, Lagos Soundscapes and Radio Aporee

Jana Winderen, Out of range (2014)