Chapter Outline

Abstract Introduction Background Previous Sonic Narratives Traditional Music / Tone Poems Electroacoustic / Experimental Composition Sound Design in Film Sound Poetry Radiophonic Work Audio Film (Lopez & Pauletto) Sound-Only Games Soundscape Analysis (Schafer) (acoustic, psychoacoustic, semantic, aesthetic) Basic Plots in Narratives (Booker) Outwith Time: Adapting Emma Zunz Why a short story? Why Emma Zunz? Plot … Continue reading Chapter Outline

BOOK: Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice, and Sound Effects in Cinema

David Sonnenschein offers a comprehensive, step-by-step guide, workflow and approach on the narrative use of a soundtrack (developing SD from the start) considering: acoustics (measurable properties of sound), perception (how the ear and brain interpret sound), music (sounds with 'musical' features), phonetics (human speech and meaning), audio-vision (film/sound theory), emotions (affect of sound), and descriptions … Continue reading BOOK: Sound Design: The Expressive Power of Music, Voice, and Sound Effects in Cinema

ARTICLE – Auditory Scene Analysis (ASA)

Albert S. Bergman explores ASA, the process by which we are able to take a real-world sonic situations to determine the perceived pitch, timbre, loudness, and spatial position of separate, individual sounds. In typical listening situations, different acoustic sources arrive to the listener as a sum of a complex set of sounds (sum of their … Continue reading ARTICLE – Auditory Scene Analysis (ASA)

[Hyperreality – Baudrillard and Eco]

Coined by Jean Baudrillard in Simulacra and Simulation (1981) - Relationships between reality, symbols and society. Society replaced reality and meaning with symbols and signs. Inability to tell between what is real and what it hyperreal, simulated. Deception. He borrows from Borges' Del Rigor en La Ciencia.  Simulacra: a copy with no original Simulation: blending reality … Continue reading [Hyperreality – Baudrillard and Eco]

[Tone Poems / Representation / The Art of Noise / Organised Sound ]

Below are some thoughts and concepts around music, philosophy, sound and the Futurist movement as they relate to Borges, Emma Zunz, the idea of the nature of reality or any other ideas I found useful/relevant Richard Strauss and the concept of Tone Poem - Composition of orchestral music illustrating/representing a poem, short story, novel, painting, … Continue reading [Tone Poems / Representation / The Art of Noise / Organised Sound ]

FIELD RECORDING – Exploring the Sennheiser Ambeo VR Mic

Based on my original storyboard for adapting Emma Zunz, I isolated the environments needed and set out to make some field recordings to have available. These would also serve as a base layer for all other SFX to sit on. After consulting Martin and Roderick, I booked out the Sennheiser Ambeo VR Mic (seen below) … Continue reading FIELD RECORDING – Exploring the Sennheiser Ambeo VR Mic