This is a conversation topic we see pop every once in a while…the blurring lines between music composition and sound design. When you stop to think about it for a bit, it’s a somewhat predictable occurrence. Many of the tools that modern composers and sound designers use are very similar; often times, exactly the same. As the two disciplines have spent more and more time in the digital realm, and feeding off of tools developed for one another, the pallettes once exclusive to each have turned into a single ocean of possibility. If the potential is shared, where do the boundaries exist? Should we even be concerned about boundaries any longer? What do we have to gain from one another, both technically and aesthetically?
That’s what we’ll be exploring this month of March.
You’ve probably seen it before, and you’ll definitely see it again. That’s right, we encourage guest contributions to the site. Designing Sound is by the community, for the community. If you have something you’d like to share, whether it’s in line with our monthly featured topic or not, why not drop us a line?! Contact – shaun [at] designingsound [dot] org – if you’d like to propose an article, video, or other piece of content. Oh, and next month is going to be devoted to DSP Environments (Max/MSP, PureData, Supercollider, etc.). If you’re a guru in any of those, we definitely would love to have you contribute!