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Rorschach Audio: Art and Illusion for Sound. Written excessively in the first person with personal angst against sound artists (me thinks you are envious of their success?), it reads like a list of references - which may be useful so that the original sources referred to can be read for more insight.

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Art & Illusion for Sound takes its cue. Rorschach Audio is the latest book by Joe Banks, perhaps better known for his . Rorschach Audio is the latest book by Joe Banks, perhaps better known for his artistic projects, signed, since 1995, with the name Disinformation. Rorschach Audio emphasises a historiographic anomaly that was previously overlooked by visual arts and sound art theorists, which is the influence that wartime intelligence with sound had on one of the most important works of visual arts theory ever published, namely Art & Illusion.

What are the connections between Leonardo da Vinci and Dick Whittington, between the BBC Monitoring Service and punk band The Clash? This is a work of contemporary cultural scholarship and an exploration of the art and science of psychoacoustic ambiguities. Part detective story, part artistic and social critique, Rorschach Audio takes as its starting-point a pioneering investigation into Electronic Voice Phenomena or ghost-voice research, developing ideas about the perception of sound which lift the lid on an array of fascinating and under-examined phenomena.

Comments: (2)

Vobei
Having a professional interest in phantom voice and pareidolia phenomena, I was looking forward to reading this book as I had received the author's own glowing publicity shot. The book is an entertaining read for an afternoon, once you are past the unfortunate repetition, a few grammatical and factual errors, and the irritating lack of an index. The highlights are the references to popular culture and academic quotes. What has been omitted is the fact that the American psychologist BF Skinner worked extensively with this subject matter in the 1930s/1940s making the original link between the Rorschach inkblot test and aural / audio illusions, which the author mistakenly seems to claim as his own 'discovery' - a self induced illusion perhaps? Professor Imants Baruss's work has also contributed extensively to this subject matter with his research on interpretative hearing, consciousness and EVP. This is in essence a series of basic student type essays based upon the research of eminent academics and philosophers working in psychoacoustic / linguist fields who have published some wonderful findings and genuine insights on mishearing and ambiguities. Some have also been specifically been involved in debunking EVP. It would be valid to say that this is a predominantly western historiography, which is typical of so many sound related publications that ignore or bypass non-western research, history and philosophies. In it's favour, the book is useful for the novice, affordable and a handy size.
Thohelm
The blurb on the dust jacket is exciting but misleads the reader into believing that the author will provide new insights into the connections claimed. Written excessively in the first person with personal angst against sound artists (me thinks you are envious of their success?), it reads like a list of references - which may be useful so that the original sources referred to can be read for more insight. Repetitive to the point of tedium about EVP ( who was the editor?!) that sometimes makes the read difficult and disengaging.
Rorschach Audio: Art and Illusion for Sound download epub
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Author: Joe Banks
ISBN: 1907222200
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Music
Language: English
Publisher: Strange Attractor Press; New ed. edition (May 21, 2012)
Pages: 194 pages