List of sound artists


List of sound artists

Sound art is a category of artwork whose boundaries are the subject of debate. As such there is contention as to which artists and composers are "sound artists" or if another category might be more accurate (experimental music, electronic music, sound installation, circuit bending, sound sculpture, builder of experimental musical instruments, noise music, acoustic ecology, sound poetry, installation art, performance art, Fluxus, etc.) or if it is possible to be classified in more than one category.

As the category specifically called "sound art" is relatively new and there is no clear definition of the field, it is difficult to justify excluding any artist who uses sound (as opposed to standard definitions of music) and listening as a significant element in their art from this field. Whether or not an artist has achieved sufficient renown is also subjective, as awards, venues, honors, academic positions, showings in major galleries, and other accolades are seldom in the area of sound art, but rather still fall into other categories (visual art, music, design, etc.). Likewise, the published material on "sound art" (as designated by that particular term) is relatively sparse (and relatively new), so depending upon these few publications to define the entire catalogue of sound artists would be erroneous.

It is understood, by this definition, that anyone listed on this page could be contentious. It is advisable to read the artist's Wikipedia page to determine whether or not they qualify as a sound artist.

*Alejandra and Aeron
*Maryanne Amacher
*Laurie Anderson
*John Cage
*Janet Cardiff
*China Blue
*MW Burns
*Lance Dann
*Tacita Dean
*Paul DeMarinis
*Disinformation (art and music project)
*Daniel Dugas
*Judy Dunaway
*EMMAX
*Brian Eno
*Bill Fontana
*Tim Fox
*Bernhard Gal
*Ken Gregory
*Brenda Hutchinson
*Ryoji Ikeda
*Christopher Janney
*Miranda July
*David Kristian
* [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christina_Kubisch Christina Kubisch (on German Wikipedia)]
* [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernhard_Leitner Bernhard Leitner (on German Wikipedia)]
*Yuri Landman, experimental luthier
*Arto Lindsay
*Annea Lockwood
*Alvin Lucier
*Christian Marclay
*Stephan Mathieu
*Abinadi Meza
*Christof Migone
*George Bures Miller
*Paul D. Miller
*Meredith Monk
*Tracie Morris
*Max Neuhaus
*Carsten Nicolai
*Don Ritter
*Pauline Oliveros's "Deep Listening" exercises and ritual performances
*Yoko Ono
*John Oswald
*Nam June Paik's early work pre-1970 and with Charlotte Moorman
*Norbert Walter Peters
*Don Simmons
*Soundlab
*Karlheinz Stockhausen
*Rod Summers/ VEC
*Jeff Talman
*Robert Scott Thompson
*Yasunao Tone
*Stephen Vitiello
*Carl Michael Von Hausswolff
*Bill Viola
*Hildegard Westerkamp
*LaMonte Young


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