Stepping Outside for a Moment: Narrative Space in Two Works for Sound Alone

Norman, Katharine


Music, Electronic Media and Culture. Media: Ashgate, 217-244.

Language: English

In this chapter, the author notes that there is a need for a new kind of literature to explain works of art for sound, one that listens differently to what is going on and allows for the subjective interpretation of the listener as a valued tool. In addressing this she explores fiction and non-conventional presentation as a way of illustrating narrative in two works for sound alone: Paul Lansky's, Things she carried (1997) and Luc Ferrari's, Presque rien avec filles (1989).