Aural Cultures provides a comprehensive and timely exploration of the dimension of sound. The contributors continue the explorations of audio art and popular music that is the mainstay of sonic discourse, yet they also examine sound in a more expansive context. The book is accompanied by a CD of artists' projects.
Jim Drobnick is a critic, curator and Associate Professor at OCAD. He has held research affiliations at the University of Manchester and the National Gallery of Canada, and served as editor at Parachute for thirteen years. His writings on performance, sound, the senses, and postmedia artistic practices have appeared in journals such as Angelaki, High Performance, Performance Research, Public and Senses & Society. His books include Aural Cultures (2004) and The Smell Culture Reader (2006).