News from Music and Sound Knowledge Group
New book: The Oxford Handbook of Sound and Imagination
In this two-volume Handbook, contributors shift the focus of imagination away from the visual by addressing the topic of sonic imagination and expanding the field beyond musical compositional creativity and performance technique into other aural arenas where the imagination holds similar power.
New book: The Recording, Mixing, and Mastering Reference Handbook
This book, written by Karl Pedersen and Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard, provides an easy-to-read guide for music-making in the studio setting, from equipment fundamentals to recording and mixing almost any instrument.
New interdisciplinary series on sound
Palgrave Studies in Sound is an interdisciplinary series devoted to the topic of sound with each volume framing and focusing on sound as it is conceptualized in a specific context or field.
MaSK welcomes its newest member Kristine Ringsager
PhD Thesis by Kristian S. Ross Kristensen: A Musical Wormhole
The Ph.D. research investigates the implications of implementing adaptive Vertically Dominated Music (VDM) in computer games. VDM is proposed as a term for music that is perceptually dominated by vertically oriented (simultaneously sounding) musical qualities like harmony, timbre and micro-texture, and encompasses musical styles such as sound-mass music, textural music and spectral music.
New book ny Mark Grimshaw and Tom Garner: Sonic Virtuality: Sound as Emergent Perception
In Sonic Virtuality: Sound as Emergent Perception, authors Mark Grimshaw and Tom Garner introduce a novel theory that positions sound within a framework of virtuality. Arguing against the acoustic or standard definition of sound as a sound wave, the book builds a case for a sonic aggregate as the virtual cloud of potentials created by perceived sound.