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Alan Licht revisits sound art

New edition of Sound Art: Beyond Music, Between Categories offers a more concise history of his subject

The Wire contributor Alan Licht has revised and updated his Sound Art: Beyond Music, Between Categories. Originally published in 2007 by Rizzoli and out of print for five years, this second edition will be published by Bloomsbury Academic under the title Sound Art Revisited.

It might be somewhat modestly sized in comparison with the first edition, ditching the original’s artist bios and accompanying CD compilation and now including only 25 black and white images, says Licht, but it significantly expands on the subject to cover artists and their works overlooked elsewhere.

Sound Art Revisited will be published on 22 August, followed by an autumn book launch in New York City. More details can be found on Bloomsbury's website.