Wishart, Trevor


Audible Design: A Plain and Easy Introduction to Practical Sound Design

York: Orpheus the Pantomime.

Language(s): English


Parameters of Sound Sonic Art Sound Production and Manipulation [SPM]


In this book, the author reveals the musical possibilities and restraints offered by the medium of sonic composition. He discusses the general properties of different kinds of sound materials and the effects that certain processes of transformation can have on these. He suggests what might be fruitful approaches for artists who wish to explore the domain of new sonic possibilities that have been opened up by sound recording and computer technology. The book is supported by an appendix in which the details of compositional processes are presented in a diagrammatic format, and includes a CD containing sound examples that illustrate compositional techniques.

Table of contents:

1. The Nature of Sound
2. Pitch
3. Spectrum
4. Onset
5. Continuation
6. Grain Streams
7. Sequences
8. Texture
9. Time
10. Energy
11. Time-stretching
12. Interpolation
13, New Approaches to Form

All references of the same author:


Wishart, Trevor (1978). Red Bird: A Document
Wishart, Trevor (1984). Soundscape Design in the Jorvik Viking Centre Museum
Wishart, Trevor (1986a). Sound Symbols and Landscapes
Wishart, Trevor (1986b). The Environment for Computer Music Composition
Wishart, Trevor (1988). The Composition of Vox-5
Wishart, Trevor (1989). The Function of Text in the VOX cycle
Wishart, Trevor (1991). Computer Music and Post-Modernism
Wishart, Trevor (1992). Music and Technology: Problems and Perspectives
Wishart, Trevor (1993). From Architecture to Chemistry
Wishart, Trevor (1996a). On Sonic Art - Revised Edition
Wishart, Trevor (1996b). The Situation of the Sonic Arts Today
Wishart, Trevor (2000). Sonic Composition in Tongues of Fire