Text full multimedia monochrome

First time here?

Find out more about how The Lecture List works.

Coronavirus situation update

Our lecture organisers may or may not have had time to update their events with cancellation notices. Clearly social gatherings are to be avoided and that includes lectures. STAY AT HOME FOLKS, PLEASE.


Find out what you can do to keep The Lecture List online

The Trouble with Sound Art

The Trouble with Sound Art discusses the labelling of 'Sound Art'& what differentiates it from other art forms.

The term ‘Sound Art’ is a relatively new and notoriously elastic term, encompassing a wide range of practices. Although artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Kurt Schwitters, John Cage, Fluxus, Christian Marclay and more recently Turner Prize winner Susan Philipsz to name a few, have been experimenting and practicing sound as an art form for a number of decades, the terminology is still ambigious.

The Trouble with Sound Art looks to discuss the labelling of the art form, and what defines and differentiates ‘Sound Art’ from other art forms such as film, video, performance, poetry and music. The talk will feature artist and musician Steven Claydon, who was a member of the now defunct electronica band Add N to (X), alongside Scottish artist Ruth Ewan, whose work engages with specific radical historical images and sounds. They will be joined by Haroon Mirza, recipient of the Silver Lion for a promising young artist at the 2011 Venice Biennal. His practice attempts to isolate the perceptual distinctions between noise, sound and music.


Steven Claydon | talks
Ruth Ewan | talks
Haroon Mirza | talks


Date and Time:

4 July 2012 at 7:00 pm





12 Carlton House Terrace
020 7930 3647

More at ICA...



£5 / free to ICA Members

Available from:

Register to tell a friend about this lecture.


If you would like to comment about this lecture, please register here.


Any ad revenue is entirely reinvested into the Lecture List's operating fund