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Patricia Kruth, Henry Stobart, Philip Peek, Charles Taylor, Jonathan Ashmore, Peter Slater, Peter Ladefoged, Christopher Page, Brian Ferneyhough, Steven Feld, Michel Chion
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  • Date Published: February 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521033831

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  • This highly informative and fascinating book brings together perspectives on sound by leading experts from a wide variety of disciplines. These include anthropology, physiology, zoology, physics, music, phonetics and film. Through crossing disciplinary boundaries, the volume hopes to inspire a richer and more creative approach to the acoustic world. Whilst aiming for a general audience and presented in an accessible style, several chapters also represent important contributions within their own disciplines or will serve as core texts for students. The sequence of nine chapters passes from cultural perspectives on silence, via the physics of sound, physiology of the ear, songs of birds, and sounds of human speech, to music. From the reconstruction of medieval music, via twentieth-century composition and the music of the Kaluli of Papua New Guinea, the volume concludes with the role of sound in film. Life will never sound the same again.

    • Interdisciplinary approach to the acoustic world
    • Contributions by leading world experts
    • Accessible yet stimulating text
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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521033831
    • length: 244 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 169 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.409kg
    • contains: 51 b/w illus. 19 tables 6 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Patricia Kruth and Henry Stobart
    1. Re-sounding silences Philip Peek
    2. The physics of sound Charles Taylor
    3. Hearing Jonathan Ashmore
    4. Sounds natural: the song of birds Peter Slater
    5. The sounds of speech Peter Ladefoged
    6. Ancestral voices Christopher Page
    7. Shaping sound Brian Ferneyhough
    8. Sound worlds Steven Feld
    9. Audio-vision and sound Michel Chion
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    Patricia Kruth, University of Cambridge

    Henry Stobart, Darwin College, Cambridge


    Patricia Kruth, Henry Stobart, Philip Peek, Charles Taylor, Jonathan Ashmore, Peter Slater, Peter Ladefoged, Christopher Page, Brian Ferneyhough, Steven Feld, Michel Chion

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