Select Publications


Kahn D, 2013, Earth Sound Earth Signal, Univ of California Press, Berkeley,

Higgins HB; Kahn D, 2012, Mainframe Experimentalism, University of California Press,

Kahn D, 2011, The Aelectrosonic, Kontraste Cahier No. 1, Sonic Acts Press, Amsterdam

Kahn D, 2001, Noise, Water, Meat A History of Sound in the Arts, MIT Press (MA)

Kahn D; Whitehead G, 1994, Wireless Imagination Sound, Radio, and the Avant-garde, Mit Press

Book Chapters

Kahn D, 2019, 'Sound Art, Art, Music', in Engstrom A; Stjerna A (ed.),

Kahn D, 2019, 'Las Artes del Sonido y la Musica', in Espejo JL (ed.), , Producciones de Arte y Pensamiento/PROAP, Madrid, pp. 19 - 28

Kahn D, 2019, 'Thomas Ashcraft, Electroreceptor', in Rue G (ed.), Strange Attractor, Inventory Press/Ballroom Marfa, New York/Marfa, TX

Kahn D, 2019, 'Thomas Ashcraft: Electroreceptor', in Rue G (ed.), , Inventory Press

Kahn D, 2019, 'Energy Field Performance: Peter Blamey', in Eneriges in the Arts, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, pp. 397 - 421

Kahn D, 2019, 'Introduction', in Kahn D (ed.), Energies in the Arts, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, pp. 229 - 231,

Kahn D, 2018, 'Laboratorium', in Kristof Kintera – Postnaturalia: Scriptum Herbarium, Scriptum Cuprum Factum, Silvana Editoriale, Milano, pp. 15 - 64

Kahn D, 2016, 'Word Carving: A Dream of Transmission', in Cormack E (ed.), Primavera 2016: Young Australian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, pp. 90 - 95

Kahn D, 2016, 'David Haines & Joyce Hinterding, la foudre expliqueée', in Résonances magnétiques, La Panacée, Centre D'Art Contemporain, Montpellier, pp. 22 - 50

Kahn D, 2016, 'Lightning', in Jones C; Mather D; Uchill R (ed.), Experience: Culture, Cognition, and the Common Sense, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts,

Kahn D, 2016, 'Geology without Geologists', in Brits B; Gibson P; Ireland A (ed.), Aesthetics After Finitude : An Anthology of Essays, re.Press, pp. 89 - 96

Kahn D, 2016, 'Sound leads elsewhere', in The Routledge Companion to Sounding Art, pp. 41 - 50,

Kahn DD, 2015, 'The Aoelian and Henry Thoreau's Sphere Music', in Bull M; Back L (ed.), The Auditory Culture Reader, edn. Sensory Formations, Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 367 - 378

Kahn D, 2015, 'Haines and Hinterding as Understood Through Lightning', in Davis A (ed.), Energies: Haines & Hinterding, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, pp. 22 - 37

Kahn DD, 2015, 'Reverse Icarus', in Altena A; Belina M; van der Velden L (ed.), The Geological Imagination, pp. 41 - 52

Kahn D, 2015, 'The Act of Hearing: A View on the Activity of Jacob Kirkegaard', in Kirkegaard J (ed.), Jacob Kirkegaard: Earside Out, Museet for Samtids Kunst, Narayana Press, Roskilde, Denmark, pp. 86 - 89

Kahn DD, 2014, 'Eary Years', in On&By Christian Marclay, MIT Press, Cambridge, pp. 16 - 22

Kahn DD, 2014, 'Revelation of Hidden Noises: Improbable Musical Instruments and Sound Devices in Early Twentieth Century Literature', in Celant G (ed.), Art or Sound, Progetto Prada Arte, Milan,

Kahn DD, 2014, 'Surround Sound', in On&By Christian Marclay, MIT Press, Cambridge, pp. 114 - 124

Kahn D, 2013, 'Let Me Hear My Body Talk, My Body Talk', in Cubitt S; Thomas P (ed.), Relive: Media Art Histories, MIT Press, pp. 235 - 256,

Kahn D; Higgins H, 2012, 'Introduction', in Higgins HB; Kahn D (ed.), Science and Education, edn. 7-8,

Kahn D, 2012, 'James Tenney at Bell Labs', in Kahn D (ed.), Mainframe Experimentalism: Early Computing and the Foundations of the Digital Arts, University of California Press,

Kahn D, 2012, 'John Cage: Silence and Silencing', in Daniels D; Arns I (ed.), Sounds Like Silence. John Cage - 4'33" Silence Today, edn. Original, Spector Books, Leipzig

Kahn D, 2012, 'Noises of the Avant-garde', in Sterne J (ed.), The Sound Studies Reader, edn. 1st, Routledge, New York, pp. 427 - 448

Kahn D, 2011, 'Source in the Cause of New Music: Larry Austin on Source', in Source: Music of the Avant-garde, 1966-1973, edn. Original, University of California Press, Berkeley, pp. ix - 8

Kahn D, 2011, 'Where Does Sad News Come From?', in McLeod K; Kuenzli R (ed.), Cutting Across Media: Appropriation Art, Interventionist Collage, and Copyright Law, edn. Original, Duke University Press, Durham and London, pp. 94 - 116,

Kahn D, 2010, 'Alvin Lucier, Edmond Dewan and Music for Solo Performer', in Gethmann D (ed.), Klangsmaschinen zwischen Experiment und Medientechnik [Sound Machines Between Experiments and Media Technology], edn. Original, Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, pp. 211 - 230

Kahn D, 2008, 'Three Receivers', in Crisell A (ed.), , Routledge, London; New York, pp. 73 - 80

Kahn D, 2007, 'Between a Bach and a Bard Place: Productive Constraint in Early Computer Arts', in Grau O (ed.), , MIT Press, Cambridge, pp. 423 - 452

Edited Books

2019, Energies in the Arts, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA

Journal articles

Kahn D, 2019, 'Three Receivers', continent.,

Kahn D, 2019, 'Three Receivers', Continent: Journal of Media, Art, and Philosophy, vol. 8,

Kahn DD; Macauley W, 2014, 'On the Aelectrosonic and Transperception', Journal of Sonic Studies, vol. 8,

Kahn DD, 2014, 'Media and the Sun in Theory', Acoustic Space Journal, vol. 12,

Kahn DD, 2014, 'Sound Art, Art, Music', Tacet, vol. 3

Thomas P; Khan D; Harley RB; Bennett J, 2012, 'Experimental Arts: Studies in Material Thinking', Studies in Material Thinking, vol. 8,

Kahn D, 2012, 'The Military-Art Nexus: Tow cases in the United States', Studies in Material Thinking, vol. 8, pp. 1 - 10,

Kahn D, 2011, 'Prelude to Live Cinema', Journal of Visual Culture, vol. 10, pp. 255 - 265,

Kahn D, 2009, 'Alvin Lucier: I am sitting in a room, immersed and propagated', OASE Architectural Journal, Special Issue: Immersed Sound and Architecture, vol. 78, pp. 24 - 37

Kahn D, 2008, 'Alvin Lucier and Electromagnetic Natural Sounds', Spectropia: On Spectral Ecology and Art, vol. 7, pp. 190 - 199

Smith B; Gewanter D; Hill R; Kahn D; McMorris M; Noland C; Hirsch M; Lynn Nielsen A; McCormick A; Finch A; Durgin P; Michelson P; Asquith N, 2005, 'Poetry and Theory: A Roundtable', PMLA - Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, vol. 120, pp. 97 - 107

Creative Written Works

Kahn DD, 2014, Don't Think About It, Das Superpaper, dasSuperpaper


Kahn D, 2018, The Reading Room #25 & #26: a conversation with Douglas Kahn on Radiant Matter.,

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