Art making and criticism have focused mainly on the visual media. This book, which originally appeared as a special issue of TDR/The Drama Review, explores the myriad aesthetic, cultural, and experimental possibilities of radiophony and sound art. Taking the approach that there is no single entity that constitutes "radio," but rather a multitude of radios, the essays explore various aspects of its apparatus, practice, forms, and utopias. The approaches include historical, political, popular cultural, archeological, semiotic, and feminist.
Voice Tears, an audio CD produced in conjunction with Experimental Sound and Radio, features works by leading sound and radio artists: Andreas Ammer and FM Einheit, Jacki Apple and Keith Antar Mason, John Corbett and Terri Kapsalis, Toni Dove, Andy Hass, Christian Herold, Harri Huhtamäki and Pekka Lappi, Kathy Kennedy, Julia Loktev, Lou Mallozzi, Christof Mignone, Kaye Mortley, and Gregory Whitehead. Total Playing time - 70:58.