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Exploring the Ecologies of Music and Sound
Environmental, Mental and Social Ecologies in Music, Sound Art and Artivisms



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ISBN 9781032184234
April 7, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
304 Pages 48 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Makis Solomos explores the ecologies of music and sound, inspired by Felix Guattari, for whom environmental destruction caused by capitalism goes hand in hand with deteriorating ways of living and feeling, and for whom an ecosophical stance, combining various ecological registers, offers a glimpse of emancipation, a position strengthened today by intersectional approaches. Solomos explores environmental, mental and social ecologies through the lens of the history of music and current artivisms – especially in the fields of acoustic ecology, contemporary music and sound art. Several theoretical and analytical debates are put forward, including a theory of sound milieus and the biopolitics of sound; the relationships between music and the living world; soundscape compositions, field recording, ecomusicology, and the creation of sound biotopes; the use of sound and music to violent ends as well as considering the social and political functions of music and the autonomy of art, sonic ecofeminism, degrowth in music, and much more.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1. Towards an ecology of sound

FIRST PART. MUSIC, NATURE, SOUNDS, THE LIVING

Chapter 2. Music and nature

Chapter 3. Acoustic ecology and soundscape compositions

Chapter 4. Philosophies of place and field recording

Chapter 5. Ecology, environmental artivisms, music

SECOND PART. MENTAL ECOLOGY

Chapter 6. Listening as a construction of the commons

Chapter 7. Subjectivation, affect and empowerment

Chapter 8. Music, sound and extreme violence

THIRD PART. SOCIAL ECOLOGY

Chapter 9. Music, society, politics

Chapter 10. Social and Ecosophical Artivisms

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Biography

Makis Solomos was born in Greece and now lives in France, working as Professor of Musicology at the Université Paris 8 and as director of the research team MUSIDANSE. He has published many books and articles about new music, and he is one of the main international specialists of Xenakis’ music. His first book with Routledge was From Music to Sound (2019).