In 2012, Thomas Gardner and Salome Voegelin hosted a colloquium, entitled "Music - Sound Art: Historical Continuum and Mimetic Fissures", at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London. This colloquium dealt with the current fervent debate concerning the relationship between sound art and music. This book proposes the opening of the colloquium to a wider readership through the publication of a decisive range of the material that defined the event.
Thomas Gardner is a musician who is specially interested in the relations between sound art and music, both in terms of the schizophonic splits introduced by electronic media and the new collaborative practices which emerge from them. He is course director of the MA in Sound Arts at the London College of Communication. Salome Voegelin is an artist and writer engaged in listening and hearing as a socio-political practice of sound. She is the author of Listening to Noise and Silence: Towards a Philosophy of Sound Art and Sonic Possible Worlds: Hearing the Continuum of Sound. She is a Reader in Sound Arts at the London College of Communication.