Call for Papers for Issue 4.1,
to be published in September 2014
Submission of abstracts due by 1 February 2014
One hundred years ago futurist artist Luigi Russolo invented mechanical synthesisers, called Intonarumori, capable of producing and controlling noise-sounds. This, together with the emergence of recording technology, marked the beginning of Sound Design.
Nowadays the term Sound Design is used in many domains: academic research, university courses, commercial websites, film credits, job descriptions, etc.
But what does it mean to ‘design sound’? How does it differ from music? What are the disciplines and skills involved?
This special issue stems from a Symposium that took place at York University on 5th July 2013 that brought together leading international academics, researchers and practitioners to discuss the emergent field of sound design research.
The goal of this issue is to highlight the interconnections between sound design research and practice in fields that are often considered separate such as film and television sound, product design, game sound, sonic interaction design, auditory displays and sonification of data, theatre sound, soundscape design and more to reflect on the possible definitions and boundaries of this emergent area of research.
For details on this special issue and how to submit an article, go to The New Soundtrack page at Edinburgh University Press.