Edited by Ragne Nukk and Kati Ilves
Texts by Ragne Nukk, Kati Ilves, Kiwa, Sven Vabar, Teodor Hultberg, Kaur Garshnek and Katrin Parbus
Designed by Kaarel Nõmmik, Priit Pärle and Janar Siniloo
In Estonian and English
128 pages
Published by the Art Museum of Estonia – Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn 2013

This book is a companion to the exhibition Out of Sync. Looking Back at the History of Sound Art at the Kumu Art Museum (27.09.2013–12.01.2014). Out of Sync deals primarily with developments in Estonian sound art from the 1960s to the present day. Before the 1990s, we can speak only of practices related to sound, since the term ‘sound art’ was not widely adopted until the 1990s. The history of Estonian sound art is sporadic in nature and lacks a consistent discourse. However, it can be examined against the general developments in sound art, based on the individual experiments and works that have survived. We can speak of contemporary Estonian sound art from the late 1990s and the beginning of Kiwa’s and Raul Keller’s activities.