Sound and Music for the Theatre: The Art & Technique of Design / Edition 3

Sound and Music for the Theatre: The Art & Technique of Design / Edition 3

by Deena C. Kaye, James LeBrecht, Deena Kaye
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0240810112

ISBN-13: 9780240810119

Pub. Date: 03/09/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240810119
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/09/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
937,223
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Peter Sellars viii

Preface to the First Edition x

Preface to the Second Edition xii

Preface to the Third Edition xiii

Introduction to the First and Second Edition by Richard Peaslee xv

Introduction to the Third Edition by Mark Lamos xvii

Acknowledgments xix

The Art of Looking with the Ear by Tazewell Thompson xxi

1 The Evolution of Sound Design 1

2 The Foundation of Sound Design 12

3 Developing the Concept and Design 40

4 Research, Resources, and Selection 51

5 The Sound Plot 65

6 Working with the Theatre Company 80

7 Preparing to Build the Cues 95

8 Recording, Editing, and Refining Cues 110

9 Rehearsals 118

10 Running the Show 141

11 Approaches and Techniques 167

Feedback: A Directors' and Playwrights' Forum 186

More Feedback: A Sound Designers' and Composers' Forum 223

No More Feedback: A Sound Reinforcement Forum 289

Glossary 307

Index 313

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