Course Resources - more added throughout the semester


web site with free sounds

Recorder info: Tascam d 05
manual available here

A/v equipment available from the library: info is here

Some additional software tools:

spear audio analysis / resynthesis / processing - free
soundhack - spectral audio processing software - free
audacity - audio editing software - free

reaper - digital audio workstation - free trial, then 60.00

max/msp granulator (stand alone app - mac only? - zip file) - free - download here

max/msp - Interactive visual programming environment for music, audio, and media
available in our lab

PD - similar to max - free / open source



Selected / Recommended Texts

Augoyard, J. F., A. McCartney, et al. (2006). Sonic experience : a guide to everyday sounds. Montreal ; Ithaca, McGill-Queen's University Press.

Cage, J. (1961). Silence: lectures and writings. Middletown, Wesleyan University Press.

Chadabe, J. (1997). Electric sound: the past and promise of electronic music. Upper Saddle River, Prentice Hall.

Cook, P. R., Ed. (1999). Music, cognition, and computerized sound: an introduction to psychoacoustics. Cambridge, MIT Press.

Cox, C. and D. Warner (2004). Audio culture : readings in modern music. New York, Continuum.

Demers, J. T. (2010). Listening through the noise : the aesthetics of experimental electronic music. Oxford ; New York, Oxford University Press.

Holmes, T. B. (2002). Electronic and experimental music. New York, Routledge.

Kahn, D. (1999). Noise, water, meat: a history of sound in the arts. Cambridge, MIT Press.

Mathieu, W. A. (1991). The listening book: discovering your own music. Boston, Shambhala.

Morton, T. (2007). Ecology without nature : rethinking environmental aesthetics. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press.

Nyman, M. (1999). Experimental music : Cage and beyond. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, Cambridge University Press.

Oliveros, P. (1998). The Roots of the Moment: Collected Writings 1980-1996. New York, Drogue Press.

Oliveros, P. (2005). Deep listening : a composer's sound practice. New York ; Lincoln, NE, iUniverse, Inc.

Roden, S. and B. LaBelle (1999). Site of sound: of architecture and the ear. Los Angeles, Errant Bodies Press in association with Smart Art Press.

Rothenberg, D. and M. Ulvaeus (2001). The book of music and nature: an anthology of sounds, words, thoughts. Middletown, Wesleyan University Press.

Schafer, R. M. (1993). The soundscape: our sonic environment and the tuning of the world. Rochester, Destiny Books.

Schafer, R. M. (1992) A Sound education: 100 exercises in listening and sound-making. Indian River, Ont., Canada :, Arcana Editions.

Sterne, J. (2003). The audible past: cultural origins of sound reproduction. Durham, Duke University Press.

Stobart, H. and P. Kruth (2000). Sound. Cambridge ; New York, Cambridge University Press.

Truax, B. (2001). Acoustic communication. Westport, Ablex.

Truax, B., World Soundscape Project., et al. (1999). Handbook for acoustic ecology. [Burnaby, B.C.], Cambridge Street Records.