The voice is everywhere, infiltrating everything, making civilisation, marking out territories with infinite borders, spreading from the farthest reaches to the most intimate spaces. It can be neither reduced nor summarised. And accordingly, when taken as a theme, the voice is inexhaustible, even when seen in the light of its very particular relation with the sonic or the musical, as is the case in most of the texts collected in this volume. There is no point therefore in trying to circumscribe or amalgamate the multiple avatars of the voice. We must rather try to apprehend what the voice can do, to envisage its landscape, its potential effects.
-Extract from the editors' forwords
François J. Bonnet, John Giorno, David Grubbs, Yannick Guédon, Lee Gamble, Sarah Hennies, Haela Ravenna Hunt-Hendrix, Stine Janvin, Joan La Barbara, Youmna Saba, Akira Sakata, Pierre Schaeffer, Peter Szendy, Ghédalia Tazartès
Editors: François Bonnet and Bartolomé Sanson
Editorial Committee: François Bonnet, Nicolas Debade, Jules Négrier, Bartolomé Sanson
Translations: Robin Mackay and Valérie Vivancos
Proofreading: Nicolas Debade, Robin Mackay, Jules Négrier
Design: Bartolomé Sanson