Sound American is changing. After five years of being a one man, online-only publication, SA is committing to being more wide-reaching and sturdier publication—one that includes a broader set of voices on a greater variety of topics.
We’re asking for your help in our growth. Starting with SA21: The Change Issue, which will be released on May 6th, we will be including the option to purchase physical printings of each issue alongside our continuing free online presentation.
The 127-page book was designed by Remake Design (who also created the now iconic Donald Judd: Writings book) and features words by or about Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Ornette Coleman, Nicole Kaack, Bradford Bailey, G. Lucas Crane, Jennie Gottschalk, Ambrose Akinmusire, Mats Gustafsson, Peter Margasak, Terry Riley, Kim Brandt, John Cage, Josh Sinton, Edgard Varése, Marc Hannaford, John Zorn, Matthew Mehlan, Million Tongues Festival, Alex Mincek, Lester St. Louis, and Steve Lehman. Each book is thoughtfully designed and printed in Belgium on quality paper with a lay-flat binding. Beyond being simply a journal issue suitable for the periodicals section of your library, these are artfully designed and rigorously constructed books meant to sit aside your favorite novels.
Receive a print and pdf copy of:
SA21: The Change Issue
SA22: The Lee Hyla Issue
SA23: The Alien Issue
delivered to your home before it is released online and to the public.
Prices for the whole year subscription (shipping included)
80.00 Inside the US
125.00 Europe and Asia
Plus receive an early release copy of Sound American’s only audio release this year: the premiere recording of the electro-acoustic works of Ashley Fure, performed by International Contemporary Ensemble and presented in a limited edition book package.
Each issue is:
- Printed using offset lithography in a special Pantone color throughout (which will change each issue)
- Bound with the highest quality thread-sewn binding, using cold glue and Otabind™, so the book lies open and stays completely flat, and will last for a lifetime.
- Printed on Holmen paper, an excellent Swedish stock
- Printed by die Keure, one of the finest book printers in the world in a limited edition of 500
Images below are from unbound proofs of SA21
SA21: The Change Issue
Kris Davis/Matt Mitchell/Aruán Ortiz/Matthew Shipp: New American Songbooks, Volume 2 –
Limited Edition 12" Vinyl
Kris Davis, Matt Mitchell, Aruán Ortiz, Matthew Shipp
Joe McPhee: One Day...A Lightning Storm –
Limited Edition 10" Vinyl With 20 Page Booklet
Sound American Vol. 1 The First Three Issues (VERY LIMITED REPRINT Preorder)
Sound American Vol. 2: Issues Four Through Seven 2014
Greg Saunier/Mary Halvorson/Ron Miles: New American Songbooks, Volume 1 – Limited Edition 12" Vinyl
Limited Edition Hardbound Deluxe CD
Widow's Joy: Eastern European Immigrant Dances in American, 1925-1930 –
Limited Edition Vinyl with Booklet by Ian Nagoski
Sound American 4: What Is American Music?