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1st Edition

The Sound Handbook

Edited By

Tim Crook

ISBN 9780415551526
Published January 11, 2012 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

'Tim Crook has written an important and much-needed book, and its arrival on our shelves has come at a highly appropriate time.' Professor Seán Street, Bournemouth University

The Sound Handbook maps theoretical and practical connections between the creation and study of sound across the multi-media spectrum of film, radio, music, sound art, websites, animation and computer games entertainment, and stage theatre.

Using an interdisciplinary approach Tim Crook explores the technologies, philosophies and cultural issues involved in making and experiencing sound, investigating soundscape debates and providing both intellectual and creative production information. The book covers the history, theory and practice of sound and includes practical production projects and a glossary of key terms.

The Sound Handbook is supported by a companion website, signposted throughout the book, with further practical and theoretical resources dedicated to bridging the creation and study of sound across professional platforms and academic disciplines.

Table of Contents

Selected Contents: Preface  1. Sound Philosophies  2. Sound Technologies 3. Sound practice and theory in Radio  4. Sound practice and theory in Stage Theatre  5. Sound practice and theory in Music  6. Sound practice and theory in Film  7. Sound practice and theory in Animation and Games  8. Sound practice and theory in Art exhibition and installation  9. Sound Practice and Theory in Internet Broadcasting and Podcasting  Glossary  Bibliography  Index

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Tim Crook is Senior Lecturer and Head of Radio at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has worked professionally in radio, theatre, television and film as a journalist, producer, director and sound designer for more than 30 years. He is the author of Comparative Media Law and Ethics (2009), Radio Drama: Theory & Practice (1999), and International Radio Journalism: History, Theory & Practice (1997).