Book Reviews


Sonic Bodies: Text, Music, and Silence in Late Medieval England - Tekla Bude. Hamburg: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022

A Philosophy of Ambient Sound: Materiality, Technology, Art and the Sonic Environment - Ulrik Schmidt. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023


Earshot: Perspectives on Sound - Bruce Johnson. Milton: Routledge, 2023

The Politics of Vibration: Music as a Cosmopolitical Practice - Marcus Boon. Durham: Duke University Press, 2022

Danger Sound Klaxon! The Horn that Changed History - Matthew F. Jordan. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2023


Sawt, Bodies, Species. Sonic Pluralism in Morocco - Gilles Aubry. Hamburg: Adocs Verlag, 2023

Soundwalking: Through Time, Space, and Technologies - Jacek Smolicki (ed.). Abingdon: Routledge (The Focal Press), 2023


Walking from Scores: An anthology of text and graphic scores to be used while walking - Elena Biserna (ed.). Translated by Elena Biserna, John Minahane, Jack Sims, and Marie Verry. Dijon: Les presses du reel, 2022

Music and Digital Media: A Planetary Anthropology - Georgina Born (ed.). London: University College London, 2022

The Performative Power of Vocality - Virginie Magnat. New York: Routledge, 2021

Thinking with Sound. A New Program in the Sciences and Humanities around 1900 - Viktoria Tkaczyk. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 2023

ECHO – Amit Pinchevski. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2023


Half Sound Half Philosophy: Aesthetics, Politics, and History of China's Sound Art - Jing Wang. London: Bloomsbury, 2021

Uncurating Sound: Knowledge with Voice and Hands - Salomé Voegelin. New York: Bloomsbury 2023


Sonic Fiction - Holger Schulze. New York: Bloomsbury 2020

Media of the Masses: Cassette Culture in Modern Egypt - Andrew Simon. Redwood City: Stanford University Press, 2022

Engaging with Everyday Sounds - Marcel Cobussen. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2022

Listening to Places. Exercises Towards Environmental Composition - Robin Parmar. Derry (Northern Ireland): Void Gallery, 2022

Unsound: Undead - Steve Goodman, Toby Heys, Eleni Ikoniadou (eds.) Falmouth (UK): Urbanomic Media Ltd, 2019

Listening After Nature. Field Recording, Ecology, Critical Practice - Mark Peter Wright. New York: Bloomsbury, 2022

Kolonialgeschichte hören: Das Echo gewaltsamer Wissensproduktion in historischen Tondokumenten aus dem südlichen Afrika - Anette Hoffmann. Vienna: Mandelbaum Verlag, 2020

Ivo Papazov’s Balkanology. Series 33 1/3 Europe - Carol Silverman. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Stereophonica: Sound and Space in Science, Technology, and the Arts - Gascia Ouzounian. MIT Press, 2021

Monumental Sounds: Art and Listening before Dante - Matthew G. Shoaf. Leiden: Brill, 2021

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sonic Methodologies - Michael Bull and Marcel Cobussen. New York: Bloomsbury, 2020

Podcasting: The Audio Media Revolution - Martin Spinelli and Lance Dann. New York: Bloomsbury, 2019

Annihilating Noise  - Paul Hegarty. New York: Bloomsbury, 2021

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art - Sanne Krogh Groth & Holger Schulze (eds.). New York: Bloomsbury, 2020

The Political Possibility of Sound: Fragments of Listening - Salomé Voegelin. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Eavesdropping: A Reader - James Parker and Joel Stern (eds.). Melbourne: Permiter, 2018.

Being Time: Case Studies in Musical Temporality - Richard Glover, Jennie Gottschalk and Bryn Harrison. New York/London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Gallery Sound - Caleb Kelly. New York: Bloomsbury, 2017

Voicetracks: Attuning to Voice in Media and the Arts - Norie Neumark. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press 2017

Immanence and Immersion: On the Acoustic Condition in Contemporary Art - Will Schrimshaw. New York: Bloomsbury, 2017

Making It Heard: A History of Brazilian Sound Art - Rui Chaves & Fernando Iazzetta (eds.). New York: Bloomsbury, 2019

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

Future Sounds: The Temporality of Noise - Stephen Kennedy. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Listening to War: Sound, Music, Trauma, and Survival in Wartime Iraq - J. Martin Daughtry. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015

Digital Sound Studies - Mary Caton Lingold, Darren Mueller and Whitney Trettien (eds.). Durham: Duke University Press, 2018. 

Static in the System: Noise and the Soundscape of American Cinema Culture - Meredith C. Ward. Oakland: University of California Press, 2019

Hush: Media and Sonic Self-Control - Mack Hagood. Durham: Duke University Press, 2019

The Sound of Things to Come: An Audible History of the Science Fiction Film - Trace Reddell. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2018

Composing Electronic Music: A New Aesthetic - Curtis Roads. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015

Sonic Flux: Sound, Art, and Metaphysics - Christoph Cox. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2018

Sonic Agency: Sound and Emergent Forms of Resistance Brandon LaBelle. London: Goldsmiths Press, 2018.

ludic.dreaming. how to listen away from contemporary technoculture - The Occulture (David Cecchetto, Marc Couroux, Ted Hiebert, Eldritch Priest). New York: Bloomsbury, 2017.

The Noisy Renaissance: Sound, Architecture, and Florentine Urban Life - Niall Atkinson. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2016

Singed: Muted Voice-Transmissions, After the Fire Daniela Cascella. London: Equus Press, 2017

Noise and the Brain: Experience Dependent Developmental and Adult Plasticity - Jos J. Eggermont. London: Academic Press, 2013

Berlin Sonic Places: A Brief Guide - Peter Cusack. Hofheim am Taunus: Wolke Verlag, 2017


Listening to Noise and Silence: Towards a Philosophy of Sound Art - Salomé Voegelin. London: Bloomsbury, 2010


The Sonic Persona: An Anthropology of Sound - Holger Schulze. New York: Bloomsbury, 2018


After Sound: Toward a Critical Music - G. Douglas Barrett. London: Bloomsbury, 2016


Dramaturgy of Sound in the Avant-Garde and Postdramatic Theatre - Mladen Ovadija. Montreal: McGill’s University Press, 2013


Toward an Anthropology of Ambient Sound - Christine Guillebaud (ed.). London: Routledge, 2017


Between Air and Electricity: Microphones and Loudspeakers as Musical Instruments - Cathy van Eck. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017


The Tone of Our Times: Sound, Sense, Economy, and Ecology - Frances Dyson. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2014


Sonic Rupture: A Practice-led Approach to Urban Soundscape Design - Jordan Lacey. New York: Bloomsbury, 2016


Theatre and Aural Attention: Stretching Ourselves - George Home-Cook.  London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015


Experimental Music Since 1970 - Jennie Gottschalk. London: Bloomsbury, 2016


Sonic Time Machines: Explicit Sound, Sirenic Voices, and Implicit Sonicity - Wolfgang Ernst. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2016


Into the Maelstrom: Music, Improvisation and the Dream of Freedom. Before 1970 - David Toop. London: Bloomsbury, 2016


The Ringtone Dialectic: Economy and Cultural Form - Sumant Gopinath. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2013


Cinesonica: Sounding Film and Video – Andy Birtwistle. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010


The Acoustic City – Edited by Matthew Gandy and BJ Nilsen. Berlin: Jovis, 2014


Being Musically Attuned: The Act of Listening to Music - Erik Wallrup. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2015


F.M.R.L.: Footnotes, Mirages, Refrains and Leftovers of Writing Sound - Daniela Cascella. Winchester: Zero Books, 2015


Sound Unseen: Acousmatic Sound in Theory and Practice - Brian Kane. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014


Nazi Soundscapes: Sound, Technology and Urban Space in Germany, 1933-1945 - Carolyn Birdsall. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2012


Sonic Possible Worlds: Hearing the Continuum of Sound - Salomé Voegelin. London: Bloomsbury, 2014


In the Field: The Art of Field Recording - Cathy Lane & Angus Carlyle. Axminster: Uniformbooks, 2013


Everyday Music Listening: Absorption, Dissociation and Trancing - Ruth Herbert. Ashgate, 2011


Ubiquitous Musics: The Everyday Sounds That We Don’t Always Notice - Edited by Marta Garcia Quiñones, Anahid Kassabian, and Elena Bosch. Ashgate, 2013


Sound and Safe: A History of Listening Behind the Wheel - Karin Bijsterveld, Eefje Cleophas, Stefan Krebs, Gijs Mom. Oxford University Press, 2014