Archive for the 'Essential' Category

21
Oct
09

Music and Memory: An Introduction, by Bob Snyder

Disclosure: I am a former student of Bob Snyder’s and took part in the classes that the book was developed from.

Music and Memory approaches the study of sound-in-time from that of cognitive psychology, time theory, cultural relativism (not in a dogmatic sense) and nearly every other possible discipline but Western music theory. It’s very refreshing, and a crucial read for any artist working in sound. Including, especially, music.

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06
Feb
08

How LPs are made

A beautiful step-by-step of how LPs are manufactured. Oddly inspiring.

01
Feb
08

The Digital Artist’s Handbook

“TheDigital Artist’s Handbook is an up to date, reliable and accessible source of information that introduces you to different tools, resources and ways of working related to digital art.”

Looks like this could become a good open-source resource for sharing knowledge…

13
Nov
07

The Scientist and Engineer’s Guide to Digital Signal Processing

Steven W. Smith’s The Scientist and Engineer’s Guide to Digital Signal Processing is available as a free download. Pretty dry stuff but could be useful if you are cooking stuff up in Max/MSP or whatnot.

11
Sep
07

Experimental Musical Instruments

Experimental Musical Instruments is an information outlet for interesting and unusual musical instruments of all sorts. Here you’ll find how-to materials on instrument making, as well as books and CDs featuring the work of the most inventive instrument makers worldwide. We have all the back issues of the late, great Experimental Musical Instruments quarterly journal available – a real treasure trove of information and ideas. We also carry pickups, zither pins, fretwire, and other specialized hardware for instrument makers.

11
Sep
07

Einstein Guide to the Musical Universe

Specializing in experimental music around the world, the Einstein Guide was developed to assist the Musician to book tours, release cd’s, find distribution and develop a press strategy. The guide is a free service.

10
Sep
07

RELATIONSHIPS OF THE SI DERIVED UNITS

This diagram is about as big-picture as you can get. It shows how measurements of mostly everything are completely interdependent. Not even necessarily relevant to a sound art resources list, but hard to turn away from…