"There's no doubt in my mind that Hearing Cultures will become a classic in the developing field of sound studies. Not only does it offer inquiries into listening and hearing--which are pressing questions in the study of culture--but it also ranges widely across time and space, from Egypt to England, from the sixteenth century to the present. Think of it as mandatory reading, because it will be soon."--Anahid Kassabian, author of Hearing Film
About the Author
Veit Erlmann is Endowed Chair of Music, University of Texas at Austin.