Blackburn, Manuella (2014). Editorial. Organised Sound, 19(2) pp. 107–109.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S135577181400003X


Two earlier issues of Organised Sound (‘New Technology, Non-Western Instruments and Composition’, issue 10/1, 2005 and ‘Global Local’, issue 13/3, 2008) have previously considered the use and significance of cultural issues within the creative arena of sound-based art. Both of these publications provided ample starting points for this current issue on the ‘Sound of Cultures’, which sought to develop and carry forth these initial lines of enquiry, whilst reaching a more upfront position or viewpoint on the ethics, care and respect demanded by intercultural activity. Recently inspired by a general increase of works utilising non-Western instruments, sounds and influences from all corners of the globe, it was felt that the time was ripe to revisit some of these ideas first introduced in these earlier Organised Sound issues, whilst searching for new perspectives, theories and challenges faced by practitioners and theorists alike currently active in the field.

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