Music, Sound, and Voice in Somaesthetics

Overview of the Literature


  • Anne Tarvainen


During the last ten years, somaesthetics has been increasingly applied in studies of music, sound, and the voice. In this overview, I map out the most interesting articles and books in this field. To begin with, I introduce some texts by Richard Shusterman in which he deals with these subjects. After that, I present the writings of other scholars who apply somaesthetics in their music-, sound-, and voice-related approaches. The aim is to offer some entry points for readers interested in applying somaesthetics to research and/or artistic practices involving music, sound, and the voice.