The Sound Inside the Silence: an end and a beginning
The Sound Inside the Silence: an end and a beginning

Posted on 20th July 2018

Seán Street's most recent book on sound aesthetics, The Sound Inside the Silence: Travels in the Sonic Imagination was published in October 2019, and launched at the British Library in London.

Seán said, 'I'm delighted to be completing this trilogy of books on the poetics of sound for Palgrave. This new writing will I hope pull together a number of the threads that I've been thinking about over the last few years. In terms of scope it's certainly the most ambitious of the three books. It explores the sounds that we hear inside our mind, when stimulated by external forces; sound as event, as response to fear, passion, inspiration, art, dream sound, sounds made from the places that formed us, imagined worlds and the virtual voices of social media.' Details can be found here: https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9789811384486

Previous works on related areas of interest are The Poetry of Radio, (Routledge, 2012) and The Memory of Sound, (Routledge, 2014). His next book re-unites Seán and Routledge, for a work called The Sound of a Room: Memory and the Auditory Presence of Place. It will be published in late 2020.