And hello, spring semester. Here’s an exhaustive (and fascinating) lecture on the history of sound art – by a philosopher.

Philosopher Christoph Cox traces the history of sound art from the invention of audio recording in the late 19th century to the genre-bending compositions of John Cage to the explosion of sound installation in the 1960s. Cox surveys a range of sonic practices, revealing how they resemble and resist approaches in the visual arts.

The film comes to us from the Barnes Foundation, the superb arts institution in Philadelphia.

Previous post

This interactive Fatima Yamaha show projects emotions into light

Next post

Enter the wondrous world of Walter Giers' electronic sound art