Rosemary Mayer

American painter 1943-2014, Rosemary Mayer painted these “Noise” Drawings from 2001, where she depicted the sounds she heard at various times of day from her living space in Lower Manhattan

You can see these 4 at PS1 as part of the Greater New York exhibit there now (March 2022)

Films about sound

Annea Lockwood / a Film About Listening (documentary by Sam Green 2021)

Blow Out (Brian DePalma, 1981)

A movie sound recordist accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually murder and consequently finds himself in danger.

Blow Out movie review & film summary (1981) | Roger Ebert

The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)

A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that the couple he is spying on will be murdered.

The Conversation (1974) - IMDb

Land Art

Land Art or Earth Art describes artworks made by sculpting the earth and transforming land itself,
sculpture using the landscape.

Some works include Robert Smithson’s “Spiral Jetty” 1970 in the salt flats of Utah, and Walter De Maria (also a composer) who created “The Lightning Field ” (400 metal posts arrayed in a very large field in New Mexico desert.

This page and website is a great resource on many related topic:

Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music

Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music, Revised edition (Cox/Warner, 2017)

A recommended purchase – (and usually on reserve for this course at Bobst Library or as PDFs).
This book by Christoph Cox (Anthology Editor) and Daniel Warner (Anthology Editor) has 69 chapters of essays, historical, seminal, by a range of articles on topics such in Experimental Music, Listening

(a description from the website): “[Audio Culture] maps the aural and discursive terrain of vanguard music today. Rather than offering a history of contemporary music, Audio Culture traces the genealogy of current musical practices and theoretical concerns, drawing lines of connection between recent musical production and earlier moments of sonic experimentation. It aims to foreground the various rewirings of musical composition and performance that have taken place in the past few decades and to provide a critical and theoretical language for this new audio culture.”