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Towards 3-D Sound: Spatial Presence and the Space Vacuum

  • Miguel Mera
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Abstract

This chapter demonstrates the evolution of relationships between sound design and music in cinematic representations of the interstellar space vacuum. Mera provides a framework for understanding how audiences believe they are physically present in the represented environment and argues that, in the late 2000s, we move towards three-dimensional (3-D) sound, an aesthetic and technical extension of the superfield and the ultrafield as defined by Chion and Kerins, respectively. 3-D Sound’s primary characteristic is the emancipation of music from a fixed sound-stage spatialization, resulting in greater fluidity between sound design and music. This chapter examines the relationship between two types of spatial presence, articulating both the audience’s suspension of disbelief within a film’s narrative world and the spatial presence of sound and music within a multichannel cinema environment.

Keywords

Sound Effect Interstellar Space Sound Channel Space Vacuum Sound Design 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel Mera
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  1. 1.City, University of LondonLondonUK

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