Ressources éducatives / Educational Resources
The Canadian Electroacoustic Community’s online “Jukebox” of electroacoustic works by internationally born and based, young and emerging, established, academic, anti-academic, sound(scape) artists, composers and performers. And lots more! As of June 2006, SONUS contains 1700+ works.
A massive list of radio stations and programmes with electroacoustic content available on the internet. Trying to fill up the entire week with electroacoustics...
- Electroacoustic Bibliography
An extensive, ordered “essential reading list” for electroacoustics, including books, journals and other resources relating to electroacoustics. Ordered by topic, and accessible and pertinent to a broad range of readers.
- Electroacoustic Email Lists
International email lists for electroacoustics: discussion, concert announcements, jobs opps, software and more fun things.
- The History of Electroacoustics: from a variety of perspectives...
- Activités électroacoustiques au Québec / Electroacoustic Activities in Quebec — eContact! 6.2
- Histoires de l’électroacoustique / Histories of Electroacoustics — eContact! 3.4
- 120 Years of Electronic Music — Electronic Musical Instruments 1870–1990
- The EMF Institute
- The EMF Institute’s Big Timeline of Electronic Music and Technologies
- National and International Activities
“Currently comprising about 50 hours of digitally recorded interviews... capture[s] a first-person history of the pioneering composers, scientists, and engineers from 1950 to present.”
A list of films where electroacoustics are used to some extent, not only as background or traditional foley, but also as dramaturgical contributions, sound design and more.
Reflection on the mastery of technology, and our imperfect relation with it.
The author considers the encounter between “popular” or vernacular music and academic music within the (larger) realm of electroacoustics, and some of the difficulties proponents of both sides of the “chasm” have in assimilating the other, linked to sometimes opposing value systems.
Nuts and Bolts of...
Examples from the CEC’s internet “Jukebox” SONUS as well as from commercially-available CDs illustrate common to obscure techniques and processes used in electroacoustics: additive, analog, digital, FM and granular synthesis; digital trash; “traditional” musique concrète techniques; ring modulation; Risset (Sheppard) tones; and more.
Education and Communities
The field of electroacoustics is vast and varied, and, like music, includes many aspects of art and technology: creativity, practice, education, research, theory, science (acoustics and instrument invention), psychology (perception and psychoacoustics), text, history, repertoire, dissemination, application and audience. The complexity and breadth of this field is reflected in the pedagogical approach in Concordia University’s Electroacoustic Studies courses.
Quotes, Music Technology, and post-modernity: Quantitative Studies into “Music Technology” degrees in Britain
The author examines the educational landscape of Music Technology in Britain. Betweening is a project funded by Palatine, investigating/collating information about existing degree courses related to the interdisciplinary field of music technology in higher education institutions in Britain.
Journées de la composition électroacoustique 2005 : Table ronde au C.N.S.M.D. de Lyon le 11 octobre 2005
Round table held in France discussing the options available to students and young composers today in France. Overviews of the activities of the various centres where ea is studied, researched, promoted, and solutions to improve communications between them are proposed. En français.
The author discusses the changes which ea curriculum and teaching methods have undergone over the years, with an outline of the courses available at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver). SFU’s pedagogical approach to teaching a body of students containing many non-majors or non-music students is explained.
Reviews, Previews and New Releases
Review: Sonorities Festival (Belfast, 25 April – 1 May 2006)
Review: International Alliance for Women in Music Congress 2006, Global Perspectives (Miami, 10–13 May 2006)
De plus… / Related Items
Multiple Sidosis (1970), from Vintage Ink & Paint
A cute and humourous video of the expressive potential of multi-track recording!
Works by some authors and/or artists in this issue can be heard in SONUS.ca:
– Dominique Bassal
– Ned Bouhalassa
– Eric Chasalow
– jef chippewa
– Ian Chuprun
– Jeff Cloke
– Francis Dhomont
– Arne Eigenfeldt
– Christian Eloy
– Philippe-Aubert Gauthier
– Martin Gotfrit
– Frank Koustrup
– Katharine Norman
– Antonio Russek
– Ian Stewart
– Pete Stollery
– Richard Zvonar