The Music of Elliott Carter by David Schiff – a thorough historical and theoretical account of Carter’s music (up to the early ’80s, when the book was published) and emphasizes his remarkable ability to use musical resources to attempt to solve broader artistic issues.
The Everyday: Documents of Contemporary Art, edited by Stephen Johnstone - Art has commemorated ordinary dignity, celebrated the accidentally miraculous, explored new forms of ethnography or immersion in mass culture, and mediated on what happens when nothing happens. This anthology surveys the everyday’s central significance for art since the 1950′s.
Listening and Voice: Phenomenologies of Sound, by Don Ihde
Wireless Imagination, ed. by Douglas Kahn and Gregory Whitehead
Phantasmic Radio, by Allen Weiss
In The Blink of an Ear, by Seth Kim-Cohen
Text Sound Texts, ed. by Richard Kostelanetz
Noise Design, by Bjorn Hellstrom
Shapes for Sounds, by Timothy Donaldson
Echolalias: On the Forgetting of Language, by Daniel Heller-Roazen
Orality and Literacy, by Walter J. Ong
Audio-Vision, by Michel Chion
Sound Theory Sound Practice, ed. by Rick Altman
On the Way to Language, by Martin Heidegger