Acoustic Space

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The perceived area encompassed by a soundscape, either an actual environment, or an imagined one such as produced with a tape recording and several loudspeakers. Every sound brings with it information about the space in which it occurs (for environmental sound) or is thought to occur (as with synthesised sound). With environmental sound, loudness and the quality of reverberation mainly determine the kind of space that is perceived, enclosed or open, large or small. The sense of speeding motion is usually perceived by the presence of a Doppler Effect. (Reduction of Barry Truax - Handbook for Acoustic Ecology CD-ROM Edition. Cambridge Street Publishing, 1999 - CSR-CDR 9901)


See also:

Ambience, Diffusion, Doppler Effect, Hi-Fi and Lo-Fi, Reverberation, Soundscape Studies



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Banks, Joe (2002). The Sea Mists of Winter: A Report on the Role of Acoustic Factors in Human Spatial Perception
Bayle, François (2007). Space, and more
Blesser, Barry, Salter, Linda-Ruth (2006). Spaces Speak, Are You Listening? Experiencing Aural Architecture
Cheng, Corey I. (2001). Moving Sound Source Synthesis for Binaural Electroacoustic Music Using Interpolated Head-Related Transfer Functions (HRTFs)
Haas, Steve (2004). Active Acoustics: Defining One’s Private Acoustic Environment
Malham, David G. (2001). Toward Reality Equivalence in Spatial Sound Diffusion
Oliveros, Pauline (1994). Acoustic and Virtual Space as a Dynamic Element of Music
Russo, Marco (2002). Lo spazio come fonte di ispirazione nella musica del secondo ’900 (Space as inspiration source in the music of the second part of the XX century)
Russo, Marco (2004). Virtual space and cinema: the front-back presentation of sound
Schafer, R. Murray (1993). Voices of Tyranny Temples of Silence
Smalley, Denis (2007). Space-form and the acousmatic image