Archive for the 'Theory' 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.

03
Apr
08

Stockhausen – On sound and composition

Interesting lecture on the origin of composition for sound. He gets close to the idea of sound works being outside music… you can almost hear that barrier in his mind get pushed.

30
Dec
07

Understanding the Art of Sound Organization

Leigh Landy’s Understanding the Art of Sound Organization looks like a top-down approach to the question of what sound art is, anyway. Will elaborate when I get a copy.

11
Sep
07

CTHEORY

CTHEORY is an international peer-reviewed journal of theory, technology, and culture, publishing articles, interviews, event-scenes and reviews of key books.

11
Sep
07

HISTORY OF ELECTRONIC AND COMPUTER MUSIC INCLUDING AUTOMATIC INSTRUMENTS AND COMPOSITION MACHINES

Begins in 2nd century, BC…

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.