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Acoustic communication

Author: Barry Truax
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Ablex, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This book draws upon many traditional disciplines that deal with specific aspects of sound, and presents material within an interdisciplinary framework. It establishes a model for understanding all acoustic and aural experiences both in their traditional forms and as they have been radically altered in the twentieth century. Digital technology has completely redefined the listening and consumption patterns of  Read more...
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Truax, Barry.
Acoustic communication.
Westport, Conn. : Ablex, 2001
(OCoLC)606468341
Online version:
Truax, Barry.
Acoustic communication.
Westport, Conn. : Ablex, 2001
(OCoLC)607020038
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Truax
ISBN: 1567505368 9781567505368 1567505376 9781567505375
OCLC Number: 43929634
Description: xxvi, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements for accompanying computer disc: Macintosh, Netscape Navigator Version 3.04 or later; IBM-PC, Windows 95 and Netscape 3.2 or later.
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.
Responsibility: Barry Truax.
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