Audio Arts Archive


Audio Arts was a seminal sound art magazine, introduced by British artist William Furlong in 1972.  The cassette based audio magazine has provided a space for artists to discuss their practice and it ran for 33 years with contributions from more than 900 artists including Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol, Tracey Emin and Jake and Dinos Chapman to name but a few. It is perhaps the most comprehensive sound archive in the world and indeed is indispensable to any students interested in sound art.

The Tate acquired the collection in 2004 and it has now digitised the volumes and supplements from Audio Arts, alongside selected archive images for each audio-cassette, making it a very valuable online resource. On the site you can browse all the soundworks, as well as the Audio Arts supplements. You will also find plenty of information about the history of the archive, including a video about its inception.