Cultural and Critical Aspects of Sonic Art
Cultural and Critical Studies in Sonic Arts provides a framework for interrogating sonic arts practices within the context of cultural, musicological, historical, sociological and philosophical studies. There is an emphasis on theorizing contemporary and experimental sonic arts practices (performance, sound installation art, networked media, composition, improvisation, noise, soundwalking, etc.) with reference to critical theoretical literatures (for example, on aesthetics, the body, gender, race, class, sexuality, theories of cultural production, globalisation, politics of resistance, etc.) and praxis. Diverse theoretical traditions are examined in the context of modules, seminars, conferences, symposia, reading groups, publications and through interactions with visiting artists and scholars.