Fundamentals of sonic arts and sound design

Gibbs, Tony (2007) Fundamentals of sonic arts and sound design. AVA Academia, Lausanne. ISBN 9782940373499. [Book]


The application of sound to other media (such as film or video) is well known - we call it sound design - and the idea of sound as a medium in its own right (such as radio) is 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 and Sound Design sets out to introduce, describe and begin 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.

In this book, we explore the worlds of sonic art and sound design thorugh their history and development as distinct subjects. We look at the present state of these extraordinarily diverse genres through the works and words of established artists and through an examination of the wide rage of practices that currently come under the heading of "sonic arts".

We examine the technologies used and the impact that these have on works of sonic art; consider new and radical approaches to sound recording, performance, installation works and exhibition and visit the worlds of the sonic artist and the sound designer.

Any new subject can be difficult to approach so, as well as showing newcomers the scope and possibilities that sonic art can offer, this book helps provide useful resources for further study and practice.

Item Type: Book
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design
Item ID: 3940
Depositing User: Mr Tony Gibbs
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2010 09:01
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:17

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