Alan Licht has lectured widely on sound art and served on faculty in the Music/Sound department at the Bard College Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, USA. He is the editor of Will Oldham on Bonnie Prince Billy (2012). He is a contributing music editor at BOMB magazine and writes frequently for Artforum, Art Review, Parkett, Organised Sound, and WIRE.
I am pleased to discover at last an English-language, far-reaching survey of sound art rightly focusing on both theoretical and historical aspects while dealing with challenging categorization and placement issues such as situating sound art with regard to the fields of experimental music, fine art, and even sound studies. Sound art is becoming an increasingly important art form; this volume, a highly revised and expanded version of Licht's earlier Sound Art: Beyond Music, Between Categories, is long overdue. * Leigh Landy, Director of Music - Technology and Innovation, Institute for Sonic Creativity, De Montfort University, UK * Sound Art Revisited demonstrates in abundance that sound can--and must--be heard throughout all of the arts. Alan Licht's book is brimming with examples that traverse art, music, and the spaces in between. From seminal figures such as Maryanne Amacher, Max Neuhaus, and Alvin Lucier through to contemporary artists including Christine Sun Kim, Marco Fusinato, and Camille Norment, this book is essential reading for those looking to discover the breadth of practices encompassed by the sonic turn of the arts. * Caleb Kelly, Senior Academic, UNSW Art & Design, Australia *