After a few forgivable delays in publication (and certainly a few premature announcements of availability from my side) the sonic art primer "Verortungen / Entortungen ["localizations / displacements]" is now available from the publisher Neofelis Verlag in Germany. This intriguing volume contains one of my more carefully considered and colorful long-form essays, "Green Noise: Notes on Sound for the Hybrid Environment," which marks my published debut in the German language. The essay itself will appear in English alongside a bilingual assortment of texts curated by editors Melanie Albrecht and Michael Wehren.
I do not have any personal copies yet, but am quite excited about this one and am sure the contents will provide plenty of mental sustenance for readers interested in the future of site-specific sound, audio installations, urbanism and acoustic ecology. My own included work is an examination of possible deployments of sound in future living environments that, due to attempts to re-integrate the natural world with the city, will call for radically different approaches to post-human audio than what we currently experience. "Green Noise" is my humble attempt at a manifesto for a more playful, ductile, and chaotic accompaniment to the new forms of non-orthogonal architecture that we may begin to see more of. At the same time, it is a condemnation of the visuo-centric future of "Google Glass" that will likely flatten the human sensory experience even as our lived environments become more interesting in other respects. Simply put, it's an important piece in the TBWB canon as it stands now, and I am excited to share it with you in a well-assembled book.
Please watch this space (and/or the updates on my personal website) in the weeks to come, since I will be sure to post information about purchasing books directly from me.