2020 Subscription Series

Thank you to all of those that helped Sound American grow from an online journal to a triannually published print journal! Our second year of publications is well underway, slowed slightly by the global situation, but plodding forward. We hope you'll continue to support the endeavor as a subscriber or, even better, become a subscriber for the first time!

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SA24 · The Sun Ra Issue celebrates interstellar icon and generative force of nature: Sun Ra. Contributors include Taylor Ho Bynum, John Corbett, Naima Lowe, Luke Stewart, Thomas Stanley, and Ken Vandermark. The issue also features writing from Jessie Cox on Marshall Allen, Reg Bloor on Glenn Branca, Chris Pitsiokos on Miles Davis's On The Corner, Peter Margasak on Derek Bailey's On The Edge series, and a conversation between Audra Wolowiec and Freya Powell. The issue closes with the first installment of this year's Exquisite Corpse: a phenomenal text work by Camae Ayewa (Moor Mother).

SA25 · The Folk Issue · Guest edited by Sarah Hennies and Anna Roberts-Gevalt and featuring exclusive writing by and interviews with Peggy Seeger, Meredith Monk, Henry Flynt, Laurie Spiegel, Kurt Newman, Martin Arnold, Amirtha Kidambi, Ana Alonso-Minutti, John McCowen, Sean Meehan, and more!

SA26 · The OCCAM Issue · A deep dive into Éliane Radigue’s unprecedented long-form, long-term and aurally/orally transmitted composition through the ears and minds of those performing it.

As always, subscribers will receive each issue in advance of its official street date and, for the first time, will also receive an e-pub file of each issue for use on e-readers.