tracks, materials and parameters used in the creation of
these pieces, plus their structural design, background
information and a detailed presentation of all of the
digital synthesis and signal processing techniques used,
with numerous sound examples and spectrograms, in a
format suitable for classes and advanced study. Note:
the web version of the research topics does not include
the sound examples that are on this DVD (approximately 7
hours of audio material).
The DVD-ROM now includes an HTML5 Audio option where the soundfiles
are embedded on the same page when using the Mac Safari
See also: DVD-ROM #2, Soundscape Composition,
and DVD-ROM #3, Text-Based Composition.
be interfaced to the Handbook.
What the reviewers say:
released interactive double DVD-ROM Acoustic
Communication & Compositional Techniques by Barry
Truax is a compelling teaching tool for computer music
theory and composition that uses text, images, and
sound examples to explore micro-level sound. The
juxtaposition of mixed media imparts a glimmer into
the theoretical, compositional, and stunning
influences that inspire Truax’s formidable
work." M. Simoni & K. Fosdick, Computer Music Journal,
34(2), 2010, pp. 96-98.