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    DescriptionThis book introduces a subject that will be new to many: sonic arts. The application of sound to other media (such as film or video) is well known and the idea of sound as a medium in its own right (such as radio) is also widely accepted. However, the idea that sound could also be a distinct art form by itself is less well established and often misunderstood. "The Fundamentals of Sonic Arts & Sound Design" introduces, describes and begins the process of defining this new subject and to provide a starting point for anyone who has an interest in the creative uses of sound. The book explores the worlds of sonic arts and sound design through their history and development, and looks at the present state of these extraordinarily diverse genres through the works and words of established artists and through an examination of the wide range of practices that currently come under the heading of sonic arts. The technologies that are used and the impact that they have upon the work are also discussed. Additionally, "The Fundamentals of Sonic Arts & Sound Design" considers new and radical approaches to sound recording, performance, installation works and exhibitions and visits the worlds of the sonic artist and the sound designer.


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    Title
    The Fundamentals of Sonic Art and Sound Design
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tony Gibbs
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 202 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9782940373499
    ISBN 10: 2940373493
    Classifications

    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART000000
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15830
    Abridged Dewey: 781
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BISAC V2.8: DES000000
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.0T
    DC22: 781
    BIC subject category V2: ACXJ
    BISAC V2.8: MUS049000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: NX650.S68 G53 2007
    Thema V1.0: AGA
    Illustrations note
    200 colour
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    AVA Publishing SA
    Publication date
    10 July 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Lausanne
    Author Information
    Tony Gibbs is leader of the BA Sonic Arts program at Middlesex University, UK. Launched in 1995, this program was one of the first interdisciplinary degree courses in sonic art. In addition to program leadership and teaching, Tony has been responsible for the development of the technical resources of the Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts, Middlesex University's innovative research centre where he is currently involved in a range of activities including the development of an interactive 3D audiovisual system for use by composers, performers and other artists.
    Table of contents
    How to get the most out of this book. Introduction. Origins and developments: Timeline; A historical perspective; A new form emerges; Sound design appears. Artists and their work: Art or music?; Vicki Bennett; Max Eastley; Janek Schaefer; Simon Emmerson; Knut Aufermann. Process and practice: Studio or laboratory?; Designing and creating sounds; The computer; Interactivity. Realisation and presentation: Installations, environments and sculptures; Performance; Sound diffusion; Exhibiting; Media. Conclusion. Afterword. Suggested reading. Suggested listening. Suggested viewing. The internet. Glossary. Index. Credits. Acknowledgements.