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Sonic Art: An Introduction to Electroacoustic Music Composition

Adrian Moore (University of Sheffield, UK)



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08 April 2016
Theory of music & musicology; Music recording & reproduction
Written by an active composer, performer and educator, Sonic Art: An Introduction to Electroacoustic Music Composition provides a clear and informative introduction to the compositional techniques behind electroacoustic music. It brings together theory, aesthetics, context and practical applications to allow students to start thinking about sound creatively, and gives them the tools to compose meaningful sonic art works.

In addition to explaining the techniques and philosophies of sonic art, the book examines over forty composers and their works, introducing the history and context of notable pieces, and includes chapters on how to present compositions professionally, in performance and online. The book is supported by an online software toolkit which enables readers to start creating their own compositions. Encouraging a 'hands on' approach to working with sound, Sonic Art is the perfect introduction for anyone interested in electroacoustic music and crafting art from sounds.
By:   Adrian Moore (University of Sheffield UK)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   499g
ISBN:   9781138925014
ISBN 10:   1138925012
Pages:   254
Publication Date:   08 April 2016
Audience:   College/higher education ,  College/higher education ,  Primary ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Preface 1. What is Sound? 2. What Does All this Software Do? 3. The Theory of Opposites 4. Multi-channel Composition 5. Examples from the Repertoire 6. Space and Time 7. Philosophical Reasonings 8. The Presentation of Your Work in Performance 9. The Presentation of Your Work Outside Performance Appendix A. USSS Toolkits Appendix B. Composer Recollections Appendix C. Binary Representations Appendix D. Puredata (Pd) Glossary

Adrian Moore is Reader in Music at the University of Sheffield and Director of the University of Sheffield Sound Studios. He is an active composer and performer of electroacoustic music.

Reviews for Sonic Art: An Introduction to Electroacoustic Music Composition

Through this excellent book, Adrian Moore acts both as a conscientious guide for neophyte composers using sound and technology as well as an expert mentor to more experienced practitioners. Written in an approachable style but never talking down to the reader, it is an essential addition to any music and technology course reading list. -Pete Stollery, Professor of Electroacoustic Music and Composition, University of Aberdeen

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