- Oct 11, 2019
The TSL Book Space presents:
Sound Art Revisited by Alan Licht
A discussion with author and musician Alan Licht and composer and sound artist Annea Lockwood
Friday, October 11 at 7:00pm, Free Admission
Join us beforehand for supper at 6:15pm. Menu below.
Musician and artist Alan Licht visits TSL to discuss the new edition of his work Sound Art Revisited (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019) with composer and sound artist Annea Lockwood. Additional panelists TBA.
Supper menu: Baked Cornbread with Roasted Fall Veggies, Black Eyed Peas, Vinegar Greens (Vegan and Gluten Free)
The first edition of Sound Art Revisited (published in 2007 as Sound Art: Beyond Music, Between Categories) served as a groundbreaking work toward defining this emerging field, and this fully updated volume significantly expands the story to include current research since the book’s initial release. Viewed through a lens of music and art histories rather than philosophical theory, it covers dozens of artists and works not found in any other book on the subject.
Locating sound art’s roots across the centuries from spatialized church music to the technological developments of radio, sound recording, and the telephone, the book traces the evolution of sound installations and sound sculpture, the rise of sound art exhibitions and galleries, and finally looks at the critical cross-pollination that marks some of the most important and challenging art with and about sound being produced today.
ALAN LICHT is a musician and author based in New York. He has lectured widely on sound art, curated several sound art exhibitions, and served on faculty in the Music/Sound department at the Bard College Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. Licht has appeared on over 100 recordings that range from indie rock to minimalist composition to free improvisation. As a solo artist, he has released eight albums of experimental guitar including Sink the Aging Process, A New York Minute, and Four Years Older. He is the editor of Will Oldham on Bonnie Prince Billy (2012), a contributing music editor at BOMB magazine, and writes frequently for Artforum and WIRE. More on Licht at www.alanlicht.com
ANNEA LOCKWOOD’s compositions range from sound art and environmental installations to concert music. Recent works include Water and Memory, for the Holon Scratch Orchestra, Tel Aviv; In Our Name, for baritone Thomas Buckner, cello and sound files, based on poems by prisoners in Guantánamo; Becoming Air, a collaboration with Nate Wooley, for solo trumpet; and Wild Energy, a collaboration with Bob Bielecki – a multi-channel. site-specific installation focused on geophysical, atmospheric, and mammalian infra and ultra sound sources, commissioned by the Caramoor Festival of the Arts. Her music has been presented in many venues and festivals, most recently MASS MoCA, Café Oto (London), and the Big Ears Festival. It has been issued on CD and online on the Gruenrekorder, Black Truffle, Lovely Music, New World, 3Leaves, XI, EM and other labels.