Gal Hörorte | Klangräume
[Listening Places | Sound Spaces]
|Book & Online Media Archive
sinefonia DIGITAL #3, wolke, Germany, October 2022
508 pages, 91 colour photos, pb., € 49. In German.
ISBN 978-3-95593-503-0 | www.wolke-verlag.de
A digital open access version will be available in January 2023.
On 502 pages, this study explores seven selected listening venues, their histories, conceptions, receptions, contexts, audience surveys, participating artists, etc. The diversity of sound art is excellently reflected in Gál's dissertation. It is, first of all, in the most literal sense, a work of diligence, which is by no means meant in a negative way. The list of references alone reveals how much (systematic) work was involved in this investigation. With this dissertation Bernhard Gál has expanded the maps of sound art. In his "Conclusion", facts are brought together in a way that I have not previously encountered in any scientific publication.
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