Sound Media

Sound Media

and disappearance of these cultural techniques in different sound media (Gentikow 2007). Sound media form a global, modern phenomenon, one that is obviously ...

Author: Lars Nyre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135253776

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 735

Sound Media considers how music recording, radio broadcasting and muzak influence people's daily lives and introduces the many and varied creative techniques that have developed in music and journalism throughout the twentieth century. Lars Nyre starts with the contemporary cultures of sound media, and works back to the archaic soundscapes of the 1870s. The first part of the book devotes five chapters to contemporary digital media, and presents the internet, the personal computer, digital radio (news and talk) and various types of loudspeaker media (muzak, DJ-ing, clubbing and PA systems). The second part examines the historical accumulation of techniques and sounds in sound media, and presents multitrack music in the 1960s, the golden age of radio in the 1950s and back to the 1930s, microphone recording of music in the 1930s, the experimental phase of wireless radio in the 1910s and 1900s, and the invention of the gramophone and phonograph in the late nineteenth century. Sound Media includes a soundtrack on downloadable resources with thirty-six examples from broadcasting and music recording in Europe and the USA, from Edith Piaf to Sarah Cox, and is richly illustrated with figures, timelines and technical drawings.
Categories: Music

Sound Media Ecology

Sound  Media  Ecology

Özgün Eylül Iscen is a PhD candidate in Computational Media, Arts, ... in which the fields of acoustic ecology and film sound studies can inform each other.

Author: Milena Droumeva

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030165697

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 294

View: 908

This volume reads the global urban environment through mediated sonic practices to put a contemporary spin on acoustic ecology’s investigations at the intersection of space, cultures, technology, and the senses. Acoustic ecology is an interdisciplinary framework from the 1970s for documenting, analyzing, and transforming sonic environments: an early model of the cross-boundary thinking and multi-modal practices now common across the digital humanities. With the recent emergence of sound studies and the expansion of “ecological” thinking, there is an increased urgency to re-discover and contemporize the acoustic ecology tradition. This book serves as a comprehensive investigation into the ways in which current scholars working with sound are re-inventing acoustic ecology across diverse fields, drawing on acoustic ecology’s focus on sensory experience, place, and applied research, as well as attendance to mediatized practices in sounded space. From sounding out the Anthropocene, to rethinking our auditory media landscapes, to exploring citizenship and community, this volume brings the original acoustic ecology problem set into the contemporary landscape of sound studies.
Categories: Performing Arts

Foundations in Sound Design for Interactive Media

Foundations in Sound Design for Interactive Media

The aleatoric features of interactive media do address how a sound can be given one of various combinations of equalization or reverberation if the game ...

Author: Michael Filimowicz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351603867

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 366

View: 842

This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to foundational topics in sound design for interactive media, such as gaming and virtual reality; compositional techniques; new interfaces; sound spatialization; sonic cues and semiotics; performance and installations; music on the web; augmented reality applications; and sound producing software design. The reader will gain a broad understanding of the key concepts and practices that define sound design for its use in computational media and design. The chapters are written by international authors from diverse backgrounds who provide multidisciplinary perspectives on sound in its interactive forms. The volume is designed as a textbook for students and teachers, as a handbook for researchers in sound, design and media, and as a survey of key trends and ideas for practitioners interested in exploring the boundaries of their profession.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media

The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media

Sound and image technologies don't necessarily develop in synchrony; ... With Tin Toy, sound designer Gary Rydstrom struggled to coordinate media that ...

Author: John Richardson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190258177

Category: Digital media

Page: 834

View: 568

The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Image in Digital Media surveys the contemporary landscape of audiovisual media. Contributors to the volume look not only to changes brought by digital innovations, but to the complex social and technological past that informs, and is transformed by, new media. This collection is conceived as a series of dialogues and inquiries by leading scholars from both image- and sound-based disciplines. Chapters explore the history and the future of moving-image media across a range of formats including blockbuster films, video games, music videos, social media, digital visualization technologies, experimental film, documentaries, video art, pornography, immersive theater, and electronic music. Sound, music, and noise emerge within these studies as integral forces within shifting networks of representation. The essays in this collection span a range of disciplinary approaches (film studies, musicology, philosophy, cultural studies, the digital humanities) and subjects of study (Iranian documentaries, the Twilight franchise, military combat footage, and Lady Gaga videos). Thematic sections and direct exchanges among authors facilitate further engagement with the debates invoked by the text.
Categories: Digital media

Eco Sonic Media

Eco Sonic Media

The commercial radios in these studies use less power than laptops and televisions but, as we shall see, other forms of sound media production and playback ...

Author: Jacob Smith

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520961494

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 272

The negative environmental effects of media culture are not often acknowledged: the fuel required to keep huge server farms in operation, landfills full of high tech junk, and the extraction of rare minerals for devices reliant on them are just some of the hidden costs of the contemporary mediascape. Eco-Sonic Media brings an ecological critique to the history of sound media technologies in order to amplify the environmental undertones in sound studies and turn up the audio in discussions of greening the media. By looking at early and neglected forms of sound technology, Jacob Smith seeks to create a revisionist, ecologically aware history of sound media. Delving into the history of pre-electronic media like hand-cranked gramophones, comparatively eco-friendly media artifacts such as the shellac discs that preceded the use of petroleum-based vinyl, early forms of portable technology like divining rods, and even the use of songbirds as domestic music machines, Smith builds a scaffolding of historical case studies to demonstrate how "green media archaeology" can make sound studies vibrate at an ecological frequency while opening the ears of eco-criticism. Throughout this eye-opening and timely book he makes readers more aware of the costs and consequences of their personal media consumption by prompting comparisons with non-digital, non-electronic technologies and by offering different ways in which sound media can become eco-sonic media. In the process, he forges interdisciplinary connections, opens new avenues of research, and poses fresh theoretical questions for scholars and students of media, sound studies, and contemporary environmental history.
Categories: Social Science

Electric Sounds

Electric Sounds

Making Sound Media Meaningful moved ever closer to a commercial mode of address. Commonsense notions which held that the spheres of commerce, culture, ...

Author: Steve J. Wurtzler

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231510080

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

View: 690

Electric Sounds brings to vivid life an era when innovations in the production, recording, and transmission of sound revolutionized a number of different media, especially the radio, the phonograph, and the cinema. The 1920s and 1930s marked some of the most important developments in the history of the American mass media: the film industry's conversion to synchronous sound, the rise of radio networks and advertising-supported broadcasting, the establishment of a federal regulatory framework on which U.S. communications policy continues to be based, the development of several powerful media conglomerates, and the birth of a new acoustic commodity in which a single story, song, or other product was made available to consumers in multiple media forms and formats. But what role would this new media play in society? Celebrants saw an opportunity for educational and cultural uplift; critics feared the degradation of the standards of public taste. Some believed acoustic media would fulfill the promise of participatory democracy by better informing the public, while others saw an opportunity for manipulation. The innovations of this period prompted not only a restructuring and consolidation of corporate mass media interests and a shift in the conventions and patterns of media consumption but also a renegotiation of the social functions assigned to mass media forms. Steve J. Wurtzler's impeccably researched history adds a new dimension to the study of sound media, proving that the ultimate form technology takes is never predetermined. Rather, it is shaped by conflicting visions of technological possibility in economic, cultural, and political realms. Electric Sounds also illustrates the process through which technologies become media and the ways in which media are integrated into American life.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Logic of Filtering

The Logic of Filtering

It offers a way of rethinking the “sound” specific to sound media. Indeed, current discussions around noise are an occasion to explore how the sounds ...

Author: Melle Jan Kromhout

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190070137

Category: Music

Page: 182

View: 669

Introduction. The Noise of Sound Media -- The Myth of Perfect Fidelity -- The Logic of Noise Reduction -- Ideal and Technical Filters -- Time and Transience -- The Logic of Filtering -- Conclusion. The 'Other Music'
Categories: Music

Media about Media

Media about Media

An Annotated Listing of Media Software James E. Duane ... LEARNING ABOUT SOUND Media: One 16mm film (17 minutes) Released: 1975 Produced and distributed by: ...

Author: James E. Duane

Publisher: Educational Technology

ISBN: 0877781664

Category: Education

Page: 221

View: 956

Categories: Education

Faulkner s Media Romance

Faulkner s Media Romance

... on the soundscapes of Faulkner's two post–Sound and the Fury novels, ... of the novelistic domain of voice by new sound media might have provoked new ...

Author: Julian Murphet

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190664268

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

View: 195

This book treats William Faulkner's major fiction--from Flags in the Dust through to Absalom, Absalom!--to a searching reappraisal under the spotlight of a media-historical inquiry. It proposes that Faulkner's inveterate attraction to the paradigms of romance was disciplined and masked by the recurrent use of metaphorical figures borrowed from the new media ecology. Faulkner dressed up his romance materials in the technological garb of radio, gramophony, photography, and cinema, along with the transportational networks of road and air that were being installed in the 1920s. His modernism emerges from a fraght but productive interplay between his anachronistic predilection for chivalric chichés and his extraordinarily knowledgeable interest in the most up-to-date media institutions and forms. Rather than see Faulkner as a divided author, who worked for money in the magazines and studios while producing his serious fiction in despite of their symbolic economies, this study demonstrates how profoundly his mature art was shot through with the figures and dynamics of the materials he publicly repudiated. The result is a richer and more nuanced understanding of the dialectics of his art.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sound Media Ecology

Sound  Media  Ecology

This volume reads the global urban environment through mediated sonic practices to put a contemporary spin on acoustic ecology’s investigations at the intersection of space, cultures, technology, and the senses.

Author: Milena Droumeva

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 303016568X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 294

View: 176

This volume reads the global urban environment through mediated sonic practices to put a contemporary spin on acoustic ecology’s investigations at the intersection of space, cultures, technology, and the senses. Acoustic ecology is an interdisciplinary framework from the 1970s for documenting, analyzing, and transforming sonic environments: an early model of the cross-boundary thinking and multi-modal practices now common across the digital humanities. With the recent emergence of sound studies and the expansion of “ecological” thinking, there is an increased urgency to re-discover and contemporize the acoustic ecology tradition. This book serves as a comprehensive investigation into the ways in which current scholars working with sound are re-inventing acoustic ecology across diverse fields, drawing on acoustic ecology’s focus on sensory experience, place, and applied research, as well as attendance to mediatized practices in sounded space. From sounding out the Anthropocene, to rethinking our auditory media landscapes, to exploring citizenship and community, this volume brings the original acoustic ecology problem set into the contemporary landscape of sound studies.
Categories: Performing Arts

Learning in the Early Years 3 7

Learning in the Early Years 3 7

The process of making music and putting sounds together requires the following: ○ Time to explore and experiment with the sound media, music elements and ...

Author: Jeni Riley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446231210

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 915

'[T]his second edition book is a welcome contribution to the early years literature base, providing much needed information and a somewhat innovative response concerning how effectively to translate the Early Years Foundation Stage into practice' - Early Years `This second edition of Learning in the Early Years has been fully updated to bring it in line with the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage...The presentation and style...is very readable and accessible and as such the book provides an excellent resource for students and experienced early years practitioners alike' - Early Years Update Praise for the First Edition: `It was a joy to read this book... This book provides a wealth of ideas for reflection, as well as guidance to promote knowledge and skills essential in early years teaching.' Dario Pellegrini, Educational Psychologist `I found it hard to put it down. I particularly liked the way it followed through into Key Stage 1' - Who Minds `An important contribution to difficult work' - Elizabeth Quintero, The Steinhardt School of Education, New York University This fully updated Second Edition of 'Learning in the Early Years 3-7' has been written to support early years practitioners understand and implement the new curriculum guidance document 'The Early Years Foundation Stage' (DfES, 2007). In this book, Jeni Riley clearly explains how to meet the requirements of the EYFS document and how this relates to the National Curriculum and the Primary National Strategy: Framework for teaching for literacy and mathematics. Offering informative and inspirational guidance on planning learning and teaching opportunities across the curriculum, this book will help you to promote social, intellectual, aesthetic, spiritual and physical development in your setting. Topics covered include: - appropriate and lively ways of working with young children - developing subject knowledge - supporting children for whom English is an additional language - the role of adults when interacting with children to support learning - the place of information and communications technology - the transition between the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. The book also draws on recent research on child development, on how babies think and on effective learning and teaching for children aged 3-7. All early years students and practitioners will want to have this book to hand to guide them through the new guidance and to support them daily to implement successful practice. Jeni Riley, Reader in Literacy in Primary Education, Institute of Education, University of London.
Categories: Education

Sounds and the City

Sounds and the City

In terms of press coverage, this subsector of contemporary Brisbane music has been covered in outlets such as The Guardian, Pitchfork, Stereogum, ...

Author: B. Lashua

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137283115

Category: Music

Page: 323

View: 421

This book explores the ways in which Western-derived music connects with globalization, hybridity, consumerism and the flow of cultures. Both as local terrain and as global crossroads, cities remain fascinating spaces of cultural contestation and meaning-making via the composing, playing, recording and consumption of popular music.
Categories: Music

Eco Sonic Media

Eco Sonic Media

After reading this book and completing some of the inventive exercises at the end (purchase of a songbird is optional), you will think differently about sound, technology and ecology."—Jonathan Sterne, author of MP3: The Meaning of a ...

Author: Jacob Smith

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520286146

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 235

The negative environmental effects of media culture are not often acknowledged: the fuel required to keep huge server farms in operation, landfills full of high tech junk, and the extraction of rare minerals for devices reliant on them are just some of the hidden costs of the contemporary mediascape. Eco-Sonic Media brings an ecological critique to the history of sound media technologies in order to amplify the environmental undertones in sound studies and turn up the audio in discussions of greening the media. By looking at early and neglected forms of sound technology, Jacob Smith seeks to create a revisionist, ecologically aware history of sound media. Delving into the history of pre-electronic media like hand-cranked gramophones, comparatively eco-friendly media artifacts such as the shellac discs that preceded the use of petroleum-based vinyl, early forms of portable technology like divining rods, and even the use of songbirds as domestic music machines, Smith builds a scaffolding of historical case studies to demonstrate how “green media archaeology” can make sound studies vibrate at an ecological frequency while opening the ears of eco-criticism. Throughout this eye-opening and timely book he makes readers more aware of the costs and consequences of their personal media consumption by prompting comparisons with non-digital, non-electronic technologies and by offering different ways in which sound media can become eco-sonic media. In the process, he forges interdisciplinary connections, opens new avenues of research, and poses fresh theoretical questions for scholars and students of media, sound studies, and contemporary environmental history.
Categories: Business & Economics

Listening Publics

Listening Publics

The new sound media of the phonograph, the telephone and the radio radicalized these attributes of auditory experience, for the first time in history ...

Author: Kate Lacey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745665207

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 802

In focusing on the practices, politics and ethics of listening, this wide-ranging book offers an important new perspective on questions of media audiences, publics and citizenship. Listening is central to modern communication, politics and experience, but is commonly overlooked and underestimated in a culture fascinated by the spectacle and the politics of voice. Listening Publics restores listening to media history and to theories of the public sphere. In so doing it opens up profound questions for our understanding of mediated experience, public participation and civic engagement. Taking a cross-national and interdisciplinary approach, the book explores how listening publics have been constituted in relation to successive media technologies from the invention of writing to the digital age. It asks how new practices of listening associated with sound and audiovisual media transform a public world forged in the age of print. Through detailed histories and sophisticated theoretical analysis, Listening Publics demonstrates the embodied and critical activity of listening to be a rich concept with which to rethink the practices, politics and ethics of media communication.
Categories: Social Science

Handbook of Children and the Media

Handbook of Children and the Media

... being instilled with conceptual and practical knowledge , coupled with vision and initiative , to implement sound media studies in their pedagogy .

Author: Dorothy G. Singer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761919554

Category: Psychology

Page: 765

View: 749

Now available in paperback the Handbook of Children and the Media is the first comprehensive analysis of the field for students, scholars, and policy makers. It brings together an interdisciplinary group of the best-known scholars from around the world to summarize the current scope of research on children and the media, suggest directions for future research, and underscore policy and practical implications. In addition to the `traditional′ media of television, film, and advertising, `new media′ such as the Internet and video games are also included. The Handbook is primarily a reference work for researchers, teachers, and students in communication, psychology, family studies, education, sociology, public policy and other related fields, but will also serve as a valuable resource for policy makers, media professionals and activists.
Categories: Psychology

Media Crime and Criminal Justice

Media  Crime  and Criminal Justice

TABLE 1.1 Sound Media Dominate Antiquity Theater, folktales, and myths 1200–1500s Ballads Print Media Dominate 1400–1700s Pamphlets and broadsheets 1830s ...

Author: Ray Surette

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305177956

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 667

MEDIA, CRIME, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE is the definitive text on media and criminal justice. The book features impeccable scholarship, a direct and approachable style, and an engaging format--supported by visual examples and sidebar material that complements the narrative. With the ever-increasing role of media in both reporting crime and shaping it into infotainment, the importance of the interplay between contemporary media and the criminal justice system is greater today than ever before. Author Ray Surette comprehensively surveys this interplay and showcases its impact, emphasizing that people use media-provided knowledge to construct a picture of the world and then act based on this constructed reality. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Social Science

Exploring Sound Design for Interactive Media

Exploring Sound Design for Interactive Media

This timely new book provides an excellent foundation in the techniques of sound design production for the interactive arts.

Author: Joseph Cancellaro

Publisher: Delmar Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114521920

Category: Design

Page: 257

View: 821

This timely new book provides an excellent foundation in the techniques of sound design production for the interactive arts. Coverage ranges from basic acoustics and digital audio theory to creating, mixing, and implementing sound and music in such interactive spaces as Web sites, games, and virtual worlds. Readers are introduced to the essentials of recording and reproduction, the key strategies for successful sound design, and the musical and psychological aspects of sound. The practical and theoretical knowledge presented in this book facilitates the important transition from the techniques of linear sound design used in film and video to the non-linear sound design techniques associated with adaptive audio spaces.
Categories: Design

Foundations in Sound Design for Linear Media

Foundations in Sound Design for Linear Media

This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to foundational topics in sound design for linear media, such as listening and recording; audio postproduction; key musical concepts and forms such as harmony, conceptual sound design, ...

Author: Michael Filimowicz

Publisher: Sound Design

ISBN: 1138093963

Category: Audio-visual materials

Page: 416

View: 860

This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to foundational topics in sound design for linear media, such as listening and recording; audio postproduction; key musical concepts and forms such as harmony, conceptual sound design, electronica, soundscape, and electroacoustic composition; the audio commons; and sound's ontology and phenomenology. The reader will gain a broad understanding of the key concepts and practices that define sound design for its use with moving images as well as important forms of composed sound. The chapters are written by international authors from diverse backgrounds who provide multidisciplinary perspectives on sound in its linear forms. The volume is designed as a textbook for students and teachers, as a handbook for researchers in sound, media and experience, and as a survey of key trends and ideas for practitioners interested in exploring the boundaries of their profession.
Categories: Audio-visual materials