Archive for the 'Periodicals' 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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21
Oct
09

Casey O’Callaghan – research on philosophical questions about perception

Casey O’Callaghan: “My research focuses on philosophical questions about perception. In particular, I have written about auditory perception and the nature of its objects. This work stems from a more general interest in how perceptual experience relates to its objects and how it shapes our understanding of the natures of those objects…” Valuable ideas for those who work with events that occur over time.  Links to articles and books.

11
Sep
07

Leonardo Journal

Leonardo/ISAST serves the international arts community by promoting and documenting work at the intersection of the arts, sciences, and technology, and by encouraging and stimulating collaboration between artists, scientists, and technologists.

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.

10
Sep
07

World Forum for Acoustic Ecology

The World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE), founded in 1993, is an international association of affiliated organizations and individuals, who share a common concern with the state of the world’s soundscapes. Our members represent a multi-disciplinary spectrum of individuals engaged in the study of the social, cultural and ecological aspects of the sonic environment.

10
Sep
07

We hear with more than our ears

Fascinating research on how our skull can help us hear frequencies above what our ears can pick up – http://www.tinnitus.vcu.edu/Pages/Human%20Skull%20Response.PDF – this is why the CD sampling rate of 44.1 KHz is NOT enough.

10
Sep
07

Tape Op Magazine

Tape Op, despite their indie rock slant, is a great resource for anyone interested in audio production. And it’s free, and they have a great web forum too.