Kahn, Douglas and Gregory Whitehead. WIRELESS IMAGINATION: SOUND, RADIO & AVANTE-GARDE.
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Kahn, Douglas and Gegory Whitehead. WIRELESS IMAGINATION: SOUND, RADIO & AVANTE-GARDE. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1992. 1st ed. 452 pages.
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Wireless Imagination addresses perhaps the most conspicuous silence in contemporary theory and art criticism, the silence that surrounds the polyphonous histories of audio art. Composed of both original essays and several newly translated documents, this book provides a close audition to some of the most telling and soundful moments in the ‘deaf century,’ conceived and performed by such artists as Raymond Roussel, Antonin Artaud, Marcel Duchamp, Andre Breton, John Cage, Hugo Ball, Kurt Weill, and William Burroughs. Douglas Kahn lives in Australia & teaches at UTS, Sydney. ‘a beautifully produced collection of essays on the interplay between art, noise, experimental music, and technology… An enlightening exploration of a little-known area of art history.’ – Gareth Branwyn, Wired ‘Think of this book as a radio station with some really good shows. Think of yourself as a radio. ‘ – Joshua Clover, San Francisco Review of Books