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Acoustic Communication

Barry Truax
Format
Book
Published
Westport, Conn. : Ablex, 2001.
Edition
2nd ed
Language
English
ISBN
1567505368 (alk. paper), 1567505376 (pbk.)
Contents
  • I. Sound, Listening, and Soundscape
  • 1. Acoustic Tradition and the Communicational Approach: Energy Transfer and Information Processing 3
  • Energy Transfer Model 4
  • Signal Processing 9
  • A Communicational Approach 11
  • 2. Listener 15
  • Hearing and Listening 15
  • Listening to the Past 19
  • Listening-in-Search and Listening-in-Readiness 21
  • Background Listening and the Keynote Sound 24
  • Listener Preferences and Attitudes 27
  • 3. Voice and Soundmaking 33
  • Voice and the Whole Person 34
  • Paralanguage 38
  • Soundmaking in Pairs and Groups 42
  • 4. Systems of Acoustic Communication: Speech, Music, and Soundscape 49
  • Continuum 50
  • Model 55
  • Brain 59
  • 5. Acoustic Community 65
  • Characteristics of the Acoustic Community 66
  • Variety, Complexity, and Balance 76
  • Some Case Studies 83
  • 6. Noise and the Urban Soundscape 93
  • Noise and Acoustic Communication 94
  • Interlude: The "Deaf Spots" of Noise 98
  • Path Toward Change 105
  • 7. Acoustic Design 109
  • Variety and Coherence 110
  • II. Electroacoustics--The Impact of Technology on Acoustic Communication
  • 8. Electroacoustic Communication: Breaking Constraints 121
  • New Tools: Extensions or Transformations? 123
  • Space and Loudness 125
  • Time and Repetition 128
  • Objectification and Commodity 131
  • Schizophonia 134
  • 9. Electrification: The New Soundscape 137
  • Redundancy and Uniformity 137
  • Dynamic Behavior 142
  • Response Characteristics 145
  • Analog and Digital 153
  • 10. Listener As Consumer 159
  • Extension and Simplification 160
  • Analytical and Distracted Listening 163
  • Consumerism 170
  • 11. Electroacoustic Media: Audio Mediation 177
  • Form and Content in Radio 179
  • Radio Structure 181
  • Characteristics of Radio Formats 200
  • 12. Acoustic Community As Market 205
  • Redefinition of the Acoustic Community 205
  • Electroacoustic Sound in the Community 207
  • International Audio Industry 213
  • 13. Regaining Control: Electroacoustic Alternatives 217
  • Recording and the Document in Sound 218
  • Text-Sound, Electroacoustic Music, and the Soundscape Composition 227
  • 14. Electroacoustic Design 243
  • Principles of Electroacoustic Design 244
  • Design of the Compositional System 250.
Description
xxvi, 284 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.).
System requirements for accompanying computer disc: Macintosh, Netscape Navigator Version 3.04 or later; IBM-PC, Windows 95 and Netscape 3.2 or later.
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-275) and index.
  • Discography (p. [259]-262).
Local Notes
MUSIC: Accompanying CD-ROM in pocket on inside back cover.
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