Sound and Music for the Theatre

Author: Deena Kaye
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136081496
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The same loved book you've been using for years - now including everything you need to know about sound design for the theatre. This edition still focuses on aesthetics of sound design for the stage along with design approaches and techniques. You'll still get the in-depth discussion with leading sound designers and composers to see how the experts get the job done. BUT, this new third edition has swept out the old to bring you the new! Now included is all of the latest technical information that you will need including: *Information about Digital Audio Workstations as everyday tools for sound effects *Maximizing the Internet and computer as a major, important, every day tool for today's sound designers and also composer? as a 24-hour library *new roundtable forum discussion with sound reinforcement designers that uncovers the way they make and communicate aesthetic decision *A fresh look at technology used to build and execute shows (digital audio workstations, software, and your computer as creative management tool) *Everyday paperwork'new examples for sound plots and queue sheets to increase the variety of examples and so you can pick your best fit

Theatre Sound

Author: John A. Leonard
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780878301164
Format: PDF, Docs
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Theatre Sound includes a brief history of the use of sound in the theatre, discussions of musicals, sound effects, and the recording studio, and even an introduction to the physics and math of sound design. A bibliography and online reference section make this the new essential work for students of theatre and practicing sound designers.

Mixing a Musical

Author: Shannon Slaton
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0240817591
Format: PDF, Docs
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When mixing a live show, for the first time or hundredth time, there are countless things running through your mind, foremost- this is live and you have to get it right! Whether you are working on Broadway, in a regional theatre or on the school production, having an understanding of the equipment, set up, and how sound behaves is crucial to the success of your show's performance. In this guide to live sound mixing for theatre, Shannon Slaton shares his expert knowledge and proven, effective techniques acquired from years of experience working on Broadway shows. Written in a clear and easy to read style, and illustrated with real world examples of personal experience and professional interviews, Slaton shows you how how to mix live theatre shows from the basics of equipment, set ups, and using sound levels to creating atmosphere, emotion and tension to ensure a first rate performance every time. *Learn what it takes to be a Broadway theatrical mixer *Learn tips and tricks from some of today's top Broadway mixers *Learn the techniques that will help you get ahead in this field

Music as a Chariot

Author: Richard K. Thomas
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351382071
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Music as a Chariot offers a multidisciplinary perspective whose primary proposition is that theatre is a type of music. Understanding how music enables the theatre experience helps to shape our entire approach to the performing arts. Beginning with a discussion on the origin and nature of time, the author takes us on an evolutionary journey to discover how music, language and mimesis co-evolved, eventually coming together to produce the complex way we experience theatre. The book integrates the evolutionary neuroscience of the human brain into this journey, offering practical implications and applications for the auditory expression of this concept—namely the fundamental techniques artists use to create sound scores for theatre. With contributions from directors, playwrights, actors and designers, Music as a Chariot explores the use of music to carry ideas into the human soul—a concept that extends beyond the theatrical to include film, video gaming, dance, or anywhere art is manipulated in time.

The Art of Theatrical Sound Design

Author: Victoria Deiorio
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474257844
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Emphasising the artistry behind the decisions made by theatrical sound designers, this guide is for anyone seeking to understand the nature of sound and how to apply it to the stage. Through tried-and-tested advice and lessons in practical application, The Art of Theatrical Sound Design allows developing artists to apply psychology, physiology, sociology, anthropology and all aspects of sound phenomenology to theatrical sound design. Structured in three parts, the book explores, theoretically, how human beings perceive the vibration of sound; offers exercises to develop support for storytelling by creating an emotional journey for the audience; considers how to collaborate and communicate as a theatre artist; and discusses how to create a cohesive sound design for the stage.

The Sound Reinforcement Handbook

Author: Gary Davis
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780881889000
Format: PDF, ePub
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(Yamaha Products). Sound reinforcement is the use of audio amplification systems. This book is the first and only book of its kind to cover all aspects of designing and using such systems for public address and musical performance. The book features information on both the audio theory involved and the practical applications of that theory, explaining everything from microphones to loudspeakers. This revised edition features almost 40 new pages and is even easier to follow with the addition of an index and a simplified page and chapter numbering system. New topics covered include: MIDI, Synchronization, and an Appendix on Logarithms. 416 Pages.

Sound Systems Design and Optimization

Author: Bob McCarthy
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317911083
Format: PDF, Docs
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Sound Systems: Design and Optimization provides an accessible and unique perspective on the behavior of sound systems in the practical world. The third edition reflects current trends in the audio field thereby providing readers with the newest methodologies and techniques. In this greatly expanded new edition, you’ll find clearer explanations, a more streamlined organization, increased coverage of current technologies and comprehensive case studies of the author’s award-winning work in the field. As the only book devoted exclusively to modern tools and techniques in this emerging field, Sound Systems: Design and Optimization provides the specialized guidance needed to perfect your design skills. This book helps you: Improve your design and optimization decisions by understanding how audiences perceive reinforced sound Use modern analyzers and prediction programs to select speaker placement, equalization, delay and level settings based on how loudspeakers interact in the space Define speaker array configurations and design strategies that maximize the potential for spatial uniformity Gain a comprehensive understanding of the tools and techniques required to generate a design that will create a successful transmission/reception model

The Art and Technique of Electroacoustic Music

Author: Peter Elsea
Publisher: A-R Editions, Inc.
ISBN: 0895797410
Format: PDF, Docs
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Electroacoustic music is now in the mainstream of music, pervading all styles from the avant-garde to pop. Even classical works are routinely scored on a computer and a synthesized demo is a powerful tool for previewing a piece. The fundamental skills of electroacoustic composition are now as essential to a music student as ear training and counterpoint. The Art and Technique of Electroacoustic Music provides a detailed approach those fundamental skills. In this book Peter Elsea explores the topic from the fundamentals of acoustics through the basics of recording, composition with the tools of music concreté, and music production with MIDI instruments, softsynths and digital audio Workstations. Later sections of the book cover synthesis in depth and introduce high powered computer composition languages including Csound, ChucK, and Max/MSP. A final section presents the challenges and techniques of live performance. This book can be used as a text for undergraduate courses and also as a guide for self-learning.

Theatre Noise

Author: Lynne Kendrick
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443837202
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is a timely contribution to the emerging field of the aurality of theatre and looks in particular at the interrogation and problematisation of theatre sound(s). Both approaches are represented in the idea of ‘noise’ which we understand both as a concrete sonic entity and a metaphor or theoretical (sometimes even ideological) thrust. Theatre provides a unique habitat for noise. It is a place where friction can be thematised, explored playfully, even indulged in: friction between signal and receiver, between sound and meaning, between eye and ear, between silence and utterance, between hearing and listening. In an aesthetic world dominated by aesthetic redundancy and ‘aerodynamic’ signs, theatre noise recalls the aesthetic and political power of the grain of performance. ‘Theatre noise’ is a new term which captures a contemporary, agitatory acoustic aesthetic. It expresses the innate theatricality of sound design and performance, articulates the reach of auditory spaces, the art of vocality, the complexity of acts of audience, the political in produced noises. Indeed, one of the key contentions of this book is that noise, in most cases, is to be understood as a plural, as a composite of different noises, as layers or waves of noises. Facing a plethora of possible noises in performance and theatre we sought to collocate a wide range of notions of and approaches to ‘noise’ in this book – by no means an exhaustive list of possible readings and understandings, but a starting point from which scholarship, like sound, could travel in many directions.