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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hillel Schwartz 'Making Noise: From Babel to the Big Bang and Beyond'

Hillel Schwartz's excellent, but massive 'Making Noise: From Babel to the Big Bang and Beyond' arrived this morning. Looks very useful, there is more than one chapter about silence. Sirens, loudspeakers, urban sonics, Echo and Narcissus are all explored.

To get a small idea of the themes explored you can listen to Schwartz speaking here.


  1. Hi, I was very happy to find this blog today. I am an ex student, I graduated from Goldsmiths in 2005 and studied Visual Cultures before it became Aural and Visual. I followed Auditions seminar, beautifully thaught by Kodwo Eshun and wrote all my essays and dissertation on cinema.

  2. that's great, glad you like the blog - There is another blog that may interest you - Vocalities - listed on the right - lots of blogs there exploring the voice in cinema, psychoanalysis, philosophy etc