Photograph of Christopher Cox, philosopher

Lecture. A Brief History of Sound Art

In connection with Andrea Hornick’s sound intervention in the Collection Gallery (January 6–February 19), philosopher Christoph Cox traces the history of sound art from the invention of audio recording in the late 19th century to the genre-bending compositions of John Cage to the explosion of sound installation in the 1960s. Cox surveys a range of sonic practices, revealing how they resemble and resist approaches in the visual arts.

Wednesday, January 18
6:30–7:30 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19130 $18; members and students $9

Register online or call 215.278.7200.

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