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Sonic Design

Explorations Between Art and Science

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  • Explores sonic design from multiple angles and celebrates the achievements of Professor Rolf Inge Godøy
  • Covers different approaches to sonic design practice and theory
  • Gives readers an overview of the current state of both artistic and scientific research in the field

Part of the book series: Current Research in Systematic Musicology (CRSM, volume 12)

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This open access book offers a historical context and an overview of the field's current artistic and scientific research. Sonic design includes the construction and performance of acoustic instruments but also recording, editing, mixing, and synthesizing sounds using analog and digital electronic devices. This book explores sonic design from the perspectives of music theory, music perception, embodied cognition, phenomenology, soundscape studies, acoustics, new interfaces for musical expression, sound and music computing, and music information retrieval. The chapters are selected contributions from an international seminar organized to celebrate the achievements of Professor Rolf Inge Godøy at the University of Oslo. As a composer, researcher, teacher, and supervisor, Professor Godøy has been central in developing a holistic approach to sonic design, from theory to practice. This book offers a comprehensive overview of the field's current state, making it essential reading for students, practitioners, and researchers across a wide range of disciplines.




Table of contents (17 papers)

  1. Performance Perspectives

  2. Artistic Exploration

Other volumes

  1. Sonic Design

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Musicology, University of Oslo, RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time, and Motion, Oslo, Norway

    Alexander Refsum Jensenius

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Sonic Design

  • Book Subtitle: Explorations Between Art and Science

  • Editors: Alexander Refsum Jensenius

  • Series Title: Current Research in Systematic Musicology

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2024

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-57891-5Published: 10 May 2024

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-57894-6Due: 24 May 2025

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-57892-2Published: 09 May 2024

  • Series ISSN: 2196-6966

  • Series E-ISSN: 2196-6974

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 343

  • Number of Illustrations: 58 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Engineering Acoustics, Music, Acoustics

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