In The Voice as Something More, editors Martha Feldman and Judith T. Zeitlin have put together a collection of essays that cover an expanse of theoretical and textual issues related to the “voice” in sound studies. The volume is a useful primer for scholars looking for an introduction to voice as a conceptual aspect of sound; however, the essays are also a thorough inquiry into the physiological, psychological, and sociopolitical contexts of voice.

In the introduction, “The Clamor of Voices,” Feldman and Zeitlin define their book as an inquiry into the materiality of voice. This rationale, the editors explain, enables a critical–cultural approach to voice within constructs such as “self and other, language, ‘grain,’ technology, music and race” (p. 4). The collection is a response to an earlier book by Mladen Dolar, A Voice and Nothing More,...

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