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.), Ljudkonst

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

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

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

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

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

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 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, 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

Matthews MR, 2011, 'Introduction', in Science and Education, edn. 7-8, pp. 589,

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.), Radio (Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies: Volume 1 Part 8), edn. Original, 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.), MediaArtsHistory, edn. Original, MIT Press, Cambridge, pp. 423 - 452

Fraser IS;Houghton R, 1994, 'Introduction', in Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, edn. 3, pp. 229 - 231,

Journal articles

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

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

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

Harley RB;Bennett J;Khan D;Thomas P, 2013, '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

Edited Books

Kahn D, (ed.), 2019, Energies in the Arts, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA

Kahn D;Higgins H, (eds.), 2012, Mainframe Experimentalism: Early Computing and the Foundations of the Digital Arts, University of California Press, Berkeley,

Kahn D;Austin L, (eds.), 2011, Source: Music of the Avant-garde, University of California Press, Berkeley,

Kahn D;Whitehead G, (eds.), 1992, Wireless imagination: Sound, Radio, and the Avant-Garde, MIT Press, Cambridge,


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

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