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Sound and Music


Allen S. Weiss (ed.) 2000, Experimental Sound and Radio, Boston: MIT Press

Augoyard, J. F. & Torgue, H. eds. (2006) Sonic Experience, a guide to everyday sounds. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press.

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art, Sanne Krogh Groth, Holger Schulze (eds.), 2020, London: Bloomsbury Academic.


Cox, C. & Warner, D. eds. (2004) Audio Culture: readings in modern music. New York & London: Continuum.

Kahn, D. (1999) Noise, Water, Meat: A History of Sound in The Arts. London: MIT Press.


Kahn, D. & Whitehead, G. eds. (1992) Wireless Imagination: Sound, Radio and the Avant-garde, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

Kelly, Caleb (2017) Gallery Sound, London: Bloomsbury Academic (available as an e-book)


Nyman, M. (1999) Experimental Music: Cage and Beyond. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Prendergast, M. (2003) The Ambient Century: From Mahler to Moby - The Evolution of Sound in the Electronic Age, London: Bloomsbury.

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


Ross, A. The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century. New York: Harper Perennial.


Toop, D. (1995) Ocean of Sound: Aether Talk, Ambient Sound and Imaginary Worlds. London: Serpent's Tail.

Weibel, Peter (ed.), 2019, Sound Art: Sound as a Medium of Art, MIT Press

The cramps at napa state mental hospital

The Cramps, live at Napa State Mental Hospital, 13 June 1978 (infamous bootleg video documenting a live performance)


File Under Sacred Music

Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard (2003) 

22 minutes, B&W, sound

Re-enactment of The Cramps, live at Napa State Mental Hospital,13 June 1978

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