The Body in Sound, Music and Performance brings together cutting-edge contributions from women working on and researching contemporary sound practice.

This highly interdisciplinary book features a host of international contributors and places emphasis on developments beyond the western world, including movements growing across Latin America. Within the book, the body is situated as both the site and centre for knowledge making and creative production. Chapters explore how insightful theoretical analysis, new methods, innovative practises, and sometimes within the socio-cultural conditions of racism, sexism and classicism, the body can rise above, reshape and deconstruct understood ideas about performance practices, composition, and listening/sensing.

This book will be of interest to both practitioners and researchers in the fields of sonic arts, sound design, music, acoustics and performance.

chapter |8 pages


part I|40 pages

New Epistemologies of Sound

chapter 1|12 pages

Forces at Play

chapter 2|12 pages

Why should we care about the body?

On What Enactive-Ecological Musical Approaches Have to Offer

part II|62 pages

Gendered Sounds, Spaces, and Places

chapter 5|13 pages

The field is mined and full of “minas”

Women's music in Paraíba – Kalyne Lima and Sinta A Liga Crew

chapter 6|14 pages

Working with Womens Work

Towards the embodied curator

chapter 7|19 pages

Tejucupapo Women

Sound mangrove bodies and performance creation

part III|68 pages

New Methodologies in Sound Art and Performance Practice

chapter 8|15 pages

Looking for Silence in the Body

chapter 10|15 pages

What Makes the Wolves Howl under the Moon?

Sound Poetics of Territory-Spirit-Bodies for Well-Living

chapter 11|13 pages


Cartographing and sharing listenings

chapter 12|13 pages

Applying Feminist Methodologies in the Sonic Arts

Listening to Brazilian Women Talk about Sound

part IV|100 pages

The Body Technology

chapter 13|15 pages

The Sensuality of Low Frequency Sound

chapter 14|18 pages

Cynosuric Bodies

chapter 16|15 pages

‘Try to walk with the sound of my footsteps so that we can stay together'

Sonic presence and virtual embodiment in Janet Cardiff and Georges Bures Miller's audio and video walks

chapter 17|22 pages

Breathing (as Listening)

An emotional bridge for telepresence

chapter 18|14 pages

Foley performance and sonic implicit interactions

How Foley artists might hold the secret for the design of sonic implicit interactions