READING LIST

Recommended Publications

We would like to offer you a list of recommended publications, that our faculty finds relevant and worth reading for your possible preliminary studies.

Theory

Sound Studies and Sonic Arts Reader

Bull, Michael, and Les Back, eds. The Auditory Culture Reader.2 ed. London - New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

Cox, Christoph, and Daniel Warner, eds. Audio Culture. Readings in Modern Music. New York: Continuum, 2004.

Daniels, Dieter, and Sandra Naumann, eds. See This Sound: Audiovisuology: A Reader. Köln: Walther König, 2015.

Sterne, Jonathan. The Audible Past. Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction. Durham, London: Duke University Press, 2003.

 

Sound Studies and Sonic Arts Monographs

Dolar, Mladen. A Voice and Nothing More. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2006.

Kahn, Douglas. Noise, Water, Meat. A History of Sound in the Arts. Cambridge - London: The MIT Press, 1999.

Kane, Brian. Sound Unseen. Acousmatic Sound in Theory and Practice. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2014.

Kim-Cohen, Seth. In the Blink of an Ear. Toward a Non-Cochlear Sonic Art. New York - London: Continuum, 2009.

Sterne, Jonathan. The Audible Past. Cultural Origins of Sound Reproduction. Durham, London: Duke University Press, 2003.

Voegelin, Salomé. Listening to Noise and Silence. Towards a Philosophy of Sound Art. New York - London: Continuum, 2010.

 

Sound Studies and Sonic Arts Journals

Organised Sound, https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/organised-sound

Computer Music Journal, http://computermusicjournal.org/

 

Artistic Research

Michael Biggs and Henrik Karlsson (eds.). The Routledge Companion to Research in the Arts. Rutledge, Abingdon, 2010

Journal for Artistic Research, http://www.jar-online.net/

Ruukku. Studies in Artistic Research, http://ruukku-journal.fi/

Practice: Art

Holmes, Thomas. Electronic and Experimental Music. Pioneers in Technology and Composition [1985]. 2 ed. New York [etc.]: Routledge, 2002.

Julius, Rolf. Small Music (Grau). Edited by Bernd Schulz and Hans Gercke. Heidelberg: Kehrer, 1995.

Kubisch, Christina. KlangRaumLichtZeit. Arbeiten von 1980 bis 2000. Aust. Kat. Opel-Villen Rüsselsheim. Edited by Kulturamt der Stadt Rüsselheim. Heidelberg: Kehrer, 2000.

Kuhn, Hans Peter. Licht und Klang. Edited by Bernd Schulz. Heidelberg: Kehrer, 2000.

LaBelle, Brandon. Background Noise. Perspectives on Sound Art. New York - London: Continuum, 2007.

Licht, Alan. Sound Art. Beyond Music, Between Categories. New York: Rizzoli, 2007.

Lucier, Alvin. Reflections. Interviews, Scores, Writings 1965-1994 / Reflexionen. Interviews, Notationen, Texte 1965-1994 [1995]. Edited by Gisela Gronemeyer and Reinhard Oehlschlägel. 2 ed. Köln: MusikTexte, 2005.

Motte-Haber, Helga de la, and Akademie der Künste Berlin, eds. Klangkunst. Katalog Sonambiente, Festival für Hören und Sehen. München: Prestel, 1996.

Neuhaus, Max. Sound Works. Ostfildern: Cantz, 1994.

Practice: Design

Bronner, Kai, and Rainer Hirt, eds. Audio Branding. Brands, Sound and Communication [2007]. Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2009.

Collins, Karen. Game Sound: An Introduction to the History, Theory, and Practice of Video Game Music and Sound Design. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2008.

Farnell, Andy. Designing Sound. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010.

Franinović, Karmen, and Stefania Serafin, eds. Sonic Interaction Design. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2013.

Gobé, Marc. Emotional Branding: The New Paradigm for Connecting Brands to People. New York: Allworth Press, 2010.

Salen Tekinbaş, Katie, and Eric Zimmerman. Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003.

Weiss, Peter Philippe. Wenn Design Die Materie Verlässt. Norderstedt: Books on Demand, 2015.

Listening

Blatter, Alfred. Revisiting music theory. Basic principles. 2 ed. New York: Routledge, 2017.

Corey, Jason. Audio Production and Critical Listening: Technical Ear Training. New York - London: Focal Press, 2010.

Fastl, Hugo, and Eberhard Zwicker. Psychoacoustics. Facts and Models. 3 ed. Berlin - New York: Springer, 2007.

Toole, Floyed. Sound Reproduction: Loudspeakers and Rooms. Amsterdam - Boston: Elsevier (Focal Press), 2008.

Roberts, Gareth E. From music to mathematics. Exploring the connections. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016.

Roederer, J. G., H. J. Weitbrecht, J. Glatzel, and H. Rieger. The physics and psychophysics of music: an introduction. 4 ed. New York: Springer, 2008.

Temperley, David. The Cognition of Basic Musical Structures. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004.

Truax, Barry. Acoustic Communication. 2 ed. Westport, CT / London: Ablex, 2001.

White, Sylvia. Music as organized sound. An introduction to basic music theory. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1999.

Audio Technology

Ballou, Glen M., ed. Handbook for Sound Engineers. Oxford: Focal Press, 2015.

Döbereiner. Luc. Models of Constructed Sound: Nonstandard Synthesis as an Aesthetic Perspective. Computer Music Journal, MIT Press Journals, 2011. http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/COMJ_a_00067 

Giri, Maurizio. Cipriani, Alessandro. Electronic Music and Sound Design - Theory and Practice Volume 1. Contemponet, 2010.

Giri, Maurizio. Cipriani, Alessandro. Electronic Music and Sound Design - Theory and Practice Volume 2. Contemponet, 2014.

Roads, Curtis. The Computer Music Tutorial. MIT Press, 1996.

Roads, Curtis. Microsound. MIT Press, 2002. 

Toole, Floyed. Sound Reproduction: Loudspeakers and Rooms. Amsterdam - Boston: Elsevier (Focal Press), 2008.

Wishart, Trevor. On Sonic Art. Routledge, 1996.

Wishart, Trevor. Audible Design: A Plain and Easy Introduction to Sound Composition. Orpheus The Pantomime Ltd., 1994.

Xenakis, Iannis. Formalized Music: Thought and Mathematics in Composition. Special issue of La Revue musicale, nos. 253–254. Paris: Editions Richard-Masse. 1963.