Over the past century, an art form has emerged that draws from the worlds of visual art and music. Sound art’s roots can be found in the experimental work of Italian Futurism, Dada, and later the Fluxus group and the pioneering efforts of the American composer and artist John Cage. In the wake of this groundbreaking work, sound art began to mature into a movement, and artists explored the interactive possibilities of sound and in turn created entirely new modes of experiencing and engaging with art. In this volume, the complete story of sound art is told by one of the country’s leading critics and scholars. The author traces the history of this form of art–highlighting the convergence of the indie world bands such as Sonic Youth with the art world–looking at the critical cross-pollination that has led to some of the most important and challenging art being produced today, including work by Christian Marclay, LaMonte Young, Janet Cardiff, Rodney Graham, and Laurie Anderson, among many others.
This board bood and CD package introduces its young audience to the joy of music, rhythm, and dance. With one page of guidelines on how to best share the words and music with babies and four spreads of rhyming text celebrating the joy of music and movement, this is a perfect gift for expectant and new parents.
CREATIVE COPING SKILLS FOR CHILDREN: EMOTIONAL SUPPORT THROUGH ARTS AND CRAFTS ACTIVITIES is a pick for any parent, educator, or health professional and for libraries catering to them. It offers a collection of fun, flexible and tested activities to help a child find the coping skills that fit their style. From making wish fairies and dream catchers to time management and instant soothing routines such as blowing bubbles, CREATIVE COPING SKILLS is packed with practical ideas that have proven successful.
Music: The Art of Listening weaves the story of great music into the fabric of cultural and social history to provide the reader with a context for developing appreciation. In a clear and accessible format, Jean Ferris and new coauthor Larry Worster introduce music from across several centuries, helping the listener develop techniques to fully appreciate music along the way. Using listening guides, insights into the composers, and illustrations from other arts, Music: The Art of Listening provides every student with a way to engage with great music and to carry that engagement into their wider listening world.