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Soundscapes in the arts

The focus on listening and the impact of sound environments is taking various artistic forms, and many artists are bringing new practices into the field. Because of this, Notam made a collection of articles that introduces the concept of soundscapes, explains the terminology and discusses different artistic positions and approaches to working with recording and representation of sound, both natural and artificial, from the environment.

The book provides an important contribution to the international discourse. The authors are Natasha Barrett, Bill Fontana, Kristof Georgen, Henrik Hellstenius, Francisco Lopez, David Monacchi, Camille Norment, Jøran Rudi, Kjell Samkopf, Owe Svensson, Gisle Tveito, Anders Vinjar and Jana Winderen. The book includes both Norwegian and English versions of the texts, and Yokoland contributed with an unusually appealing design.

The book was published with support from the Arts Council Norway and Fritt Ord.

  • Publishing year: 2011
  • Editor: Jøran Rudi
  • Design: Yokoland
  • Languages: English/Norwegian
  • Pages: 336
  • ISBN: 978-82-996867-4-7
  • Publisher: Notam
  • Price: NOK 250 (Norway/EU) *

Absorption and resonance - sound and meaning

This book was published on the 20 November 2008 in connection to the opening of the sound art exhibition “Absorption and Resonance” at the Henie Onstad Art Centre. It is printed in Norwegian and English, contains both colorful descriptions of all the artworks exhibited and several texts about sound art, written by Katharine Norman, Leigh Landy, Jøran Rudi, Aeron Bergman and Steinar Sekkingstad.
The book is in hardback with great design, images and illustrations by Yokoland, who in 2009 was awarded a diploma from Grafill (Norwegian Organisation for Visual Communication) for the design of this book.
The book was published with support from Fritt Ord and Arts Council Norway.

  • Publishing year: 2008
  • Editor: Jøran Rudi
  • Design: Yokoland
  • Languages: English/Norwegian
  • Pages: 168
  • ISBN: 978-82-996867-3-0
  • Publisher: Notam
  • Price: NOK 220 (Norge/EU) *

Karlheinz Stockhausen - A pionér in Utopia

Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928 – 2007) was one of the 20th century’s most prominent composers and a pioneer in electronic music. His artistic vision and development provided the basis to an extremely rich production of nearly 400 works and has had an impact far beyond contemporary music, not least among musicians and composers in the field of electronica.

The book sheds light on the relationship between Stockhausen’s systematic thinking and methods of composition, providing a unique insight into his life and work. The book contains an introduction by Jøran Rudi, texts by Asbjørn Blokkum Flø and Asbjørn Schaathun and a great collection of pictures from Stockhausen’s more than 50 year spanning career.

In 2009 the design bureau Yokoland was awarded a diploma from Grafill (Norwegian Organisation for Visual Communication) as one of this year’s most beautiful books.

  • Publishing year: 2008
  • Editor: Jøran Rudi
  • Design: Yokoland
  • Languages: English/Norwegian/German
  • Pages: 142
  • ISBN: 978-82-996867-2-3
  • Publisher: Notam
  • Price: NOK 180 (Norway/EU) *