Synopses & Reviews
The same book people have used and loved for years now includes everything they need to know about sound design for the theatre. This edition retains its focus on aesthetics of sound design for the stage along with design approaches and techniques. Readers still get the in-depth discussion with leading sound designers and composers to see how the experts get the job done.
This new third edition has been revamped and expanded. Sound and Music for the Theatre, Third Edition includes all of the latest technical information that theatrical sound designers will need.
Now included is all of the latest technical information that you will need including:
*Information about Digital Audio Workstations as everyday tools for sound effects
*Maximizing the Internet and computer as a major, important, every day tool for today's sound designers and also composer, as a 24-hour library
*new roundtable forum discussion with sound reinforcement designers that uncovers the way they make and communicate aesthetic decision
*A fresh look at technology used to build and execute shows (digital audio workstations, software, and your computer as creative management tool)
*Everyday paperwork, new examples for sound plots and queue sheets to increase the variety of examples and so you can pick your best fit
* Packed full of ALL NEW technical information not included before
* How to use your computer and the internet as an everyday sound tool
* Includes a New Sound Reinforcement Forum discussing how sound designers make choices
* All new information on digital audio workstations.
* New roundtable forum discussion with sound reinforcement designers that uncover how to make andcommunicate aesthetic decision
The loved and classic (and ONLY) book on the aesthics of theatrical sound design - now masively upgraded to also include all the nitty gritty technical stuff!
An excellent book! A great breakdown of the art of sound design and how it fits in today's theatre.
--William Liotta, Tulane University
I have used the first edition of this book for years and I am very happy with the new edition.
--Michael Oncle, University of Memphis
Every phase of the production process is covered in detail, along with a host of anecdotal examples from the personal experiences of the authors. In all, it's ideal reading for those involved in the creative aspect of theatre sound rather than the practical operation.
--Lighting and Sound Magazine
This is currently (and has been since 1992) THE key text for students and practitioners in sound design for performance
--Scott Palmer, Leeds University UK
Every Phase of the production process is covered in detail, along with a host of anecdotal examples from the personal experiences of the authors.
--Lighting and Sound Magazine
For every phase of theatrical production, Sound and Music for the Theatre traces the entire process of sound design from initial concept through closing night. The book discusses the early evolution of a sound design that supports the play, from researching sources for music and effects to negotiating a contract. It shows how to organize the construction of the sound design elements, how the designer functions in a rehearsal, and how to set up and train an operator to run sound equipment for a theatrical production. This instructive information is interspersed with “war stories” describing real-life problems with solutions that sound designers and composers can apply in their own work.
The new third edition still retains its focus on aesthetics, techniques, and process. However, it goes beyond to offer a brand new forum on sound reinforcement, unique information on computer-assisted playback systems, and a comprehensive perspective on using technology to build and execute shows.
*A fresh look at the technology used to build and execute shows
*How to maximize the Internet as a major, important, every day resource for today’s sound designers and composers
*A new roundtable forum discussion with sound reinforcement designers that uncovers insights from the top professionals in this field
*Everyday paperwork, new examples for sound plots and cue sheets to increase the variety of examples you can use or build upon
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements – Forward – Preface to 1st and 2nd Editions – Preface to 3rd Editions – Chapter 1: The Evolution of Sound Design – Chapter 2: The Foundation of Sound Design – Chapter 3: Developing the Concept and Design – Chapter 4: Research, Resources, and Selection – Chapter 5: The Sound Plot – Chapter 6: Working with the Theatre Company – Chapter 7: Preparing to Build the Cues – Chapter 8: Recording, Editing, and Refining Cues – Chapter 9: Rehearsals – Chapter 10: Running the Show – Chapter 11: Approaches and Techniques