Book Launch: Douglas Kahn, Earth Sound Earth Signal, Nov 7, 6PM – 8:30PM

Book Launch: Earth Sound Earth Signal by Douglas Kahn
November 7, 6PM – 8:30PM
Galleries UNSW
COFA, Cnr Oxford Street and Greens Rd

Celebrate the launch of the publication Earth Sound Earth Signal (UC Press 2013) by Douglas Kahn, international sound scholar and Professor of Media and Innovation at the National Institute for Experimental Arts (NIEA).

The book is a study of energies in aesthetics and the arts, from the birth of modern communications in the nineteenth century to the global transmissions of the present day. It rethinks energy at a global scale, from brainwaves to outer space, through detailed discussions of musicians, artists and scientists such as Alvin Lucier, Edmond Dewan, Pauline Oliveros, John Cage, James Turrell, Robert Barry, Joyce Hinterding, and many others.

The event will include sound performances by Joyce Hinterding, Peter Blamey and an autonomous work by Emily Morandini.