Resonance: The journal of sound and culture

In 2020 the University of California Press launched Resonance: The journal of sound and culture (ISSN 2688-867X), an interdisciplinary, international peer-reviewed journal that features research and writing by scholars and artists working in fields typically considered to be the domain of sound art and sound studies.

These fields may include traditional and new forms of radio, music, performance, installation, sound technologies, immersive realities, and studies-based disciplines such as musicology, philosophy, and cultural studies. The scope extends to other disciplines such as ethnography, cultural geography, ecologies, media archeology, digital humanities, audiology, communications, and architecture.

The journal’s purview investigates the research, theory, and praxis of sound from diverse cultural perspectives in the arts and sciences, and encourages consideration of ethnicity, race, and gender within theoretical and/or artistic frameworks as they relate to sound. The journal also welcomes research and approaches that explore cultural boundaries and expand upon the concept of sound as a living, cultural force whose territories and impacts are still emerging.

Resonance is published quarterly in an online-only format.

Below, a creation by David Cope’s Experiments in Musical Intelligence; the project is discussed in the journal’s inaugural issue (RILM Abstracts of Music Literature 2020-5452).

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