About the Journal
Sound Scripts is a blind-peer reviewed journal, specialising in new music and sound art.
The journal was founded in 2006 by Cat Hope and Jonathan W. Marshall (both then with the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith Cowan University) in collaboration with Tura New Music, West Australia. Publishing partners now include the West Australian Conservatorium of Music, University of West Australia, and the Australian Music Centre.
Beginning as an outlet for reworked papers authored by presenters from the Totally Huge New Music Festival Conference, Sound Scripts has since been issued each year following the conference. All articles are fully refereed as stand-alone, journal submissions. Sound Scripts also includes additional invited scholarly essays, scores, artist comments, and other materials, depending on the edition and each is typically organised around a theme drawn from the conference. Sound Scripts also accepts submissions from authors throughout the year on topics ranging across contemporary musical practice, composition, sound art, and related media.
The editors of Sound Scripts particularly seek scholarship and/or accounts which put Australian, West Australian, and/or regional new music and sound art, into an international perspective, balancing the local and the global. Sound Scripts issues from the lands of the Indigenous Wadjuk Noongar peoples of West Australia, and the editors pay their respects to the traditional custodians of these lands.