See This Sound: Versprechungen von Bild und Ton / Promises in Sound and Vision (2010) [German/English]

2 July 2014, dusan

“As the status of sound in art and music evolves and redefines itself, so too does sound art find new ways of describing its history. See This Sound compiles a large number of artists, filmmakers, composers and performers, reaching back into the early twentieth century and into the present to survey overlaps between not only sound and art, sound and film, and the metaphor of cinema as rhythm or symphony. Proceeding chronologically, the book takes the early cinematic “eye music” of Hans Richter as a starting point, noting parallel works by Walter Ruttmann and Oskar Fischinger; moving into the postwar period, the art/cinema/ music experiments of Peter Kubelka, Valie Export and Michael Snow are discussed, establishing precedents to similar work by Rodney Graham, Carsten Nicolai, Jeremy Deller and many others.”

With essays by Helmut Draxler, Diedrich Diederichsen, Gabriele Jutz, Liz Kotz, Heidi Grundmann, Christian Höller, Dieter Daniels, and Manuela Ammer.

Edited by Cosima Rainer, Stella Rollig, Dieter Daniels and Manuela Ammer
Publisher Walther König, Cologne, 2010
ISBN 3865606830, 9783865606839
320 pages

Exhibition website and archive

PDF (19 MB, updated on 2021-7-19)

7 Responses to “See This Sound: Versprechungen von Bild und Ton / Promises in Sound and Vision (2010) [German/English]”

  1. Marcelo on July 2, 2014 9:38 pm

    Thank for this!


  2. Jose on July 6, 2014 6:17 pm

    Thank so much.

  3. leif BRUSH on January 25, 2015 8:54 pm
  4. José on July 17, 2021 9:09 pm

    Somebody can reup the book plis?

  5. dusan on July 19, 2021 4:35 pm


  6. José on August 2, 2021 2:16 am

    Thank you so much. Do you have the Max Neuhaus book, Time Square, I got it but my external hard drive dies :(

  7. dusan on August 2, 2021 9:41 am

    you can find parts of it here.

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