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: these research topics are now freely available on
the WSP Database and include
all of the sound examples that were on this DVD
(approximately 7 hours of audio material). Contact Barry
(firstname.lastname@example.org) for a guest password.
The WSP Database now includes an HTML5 Audio option
where the soundfiles are embedded on the same page when
using the Mac Safari and Firefox browsers.
See also: DVD-ROM #2, Soundscape Composition,
and DVD-ROM #3, Text-Based Composition.
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.