Sonic phantoms : composition with auditory phantasmatic presence /

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London [England] : Bloomsbury Academic,, United Kingdom, p.1 online resource (224 pages) (2020)



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(OCoLC)fst00821281, Auditory perception, Auditory perception., bicssc, fast, Instrumental music, Music recording & reproduction., Psychological aspects.


Includes bibliographical references and index.List of Figures -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- 1 Phantasmagenics -- 2 Inducing the phantasmatic -- 3 Phantasma Instrumentalis: The Realm of the Instrument -- 4 Phantasma Materialis: The Realm of the Object -- 5 Phantasma Humana: The Realm of the Voice -- 6 Phantasma Naturalis: The Realm of Nature -- 7 Coda: Otoacoustic Emissions: The Phantom Within -- References -- Index."In this book, Barbara Ellison and Thomas B. W. Bailey lay out and explore the mystifying and evanescent musical territory of 'sonic phantoms': auditory illusions within the musical material that convey a 'phantasmatic' presence. Structured around a large body of compositional work developed by Ellison over the past decade, sonic phantoms are revealed and illustrated as they arise through a diverse array of musical sources, materials, techniques, and compositional tools: voices (real and synthetic), field recordings, instrument manipulation, object amplification, improvisation, and recording studio techniques. Somehow inherent in all music - and perhaps in all sound - sonic phantoms lurk and stalk with the promise of mystery and elevation. We just need to conjure them."--