[ 28. Mai 2019 ]

DEGEM News – NEWS – Announcing “Timbre: Acoustics, Perception, and Cognition” book

Von: Charalampos Saitis via ak discourse
Datum: Mon, 13 May 2019
Betreff: [ak-discourse] Announcing “Timbre: Acoustics, Perception, and Cognition” book

Dear colleagues and friends,

Following the Berlin Interdisciplinary Workshop on Timbre (2017) and Timbre is a Many-Splendored Thing (2018), we’re happy to announce that „Timbre: Acoustics, Perception, and Cognition”, the first comprehensive volume on the science of timbre, has just gone online. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030148317

Divided into three parts, part I addresses the principal processes underlying timbre perception and cognition. Part II examines specific scenarios of timbre perception in voice, music, sound design, and cochlear implants. Part III is focused on the acoustic modeling of timbre.

It’s part of the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research Series and will be exceptionally valuable to various subfields of hearing science, including cognitive auditory neuroscience, psychoacoustics, music perception and cognition, but may even exert significant influence on fields such as musical acoustics, music information retrieval, and acoustic signal processing.

We would like to thank all the authors for their valuable contribution to this book. We dedicate this volume to two giants in contemporary timbre research and practice: the late David L. Wessel, whose work on timbre by means of sound analysis and synthesis inspired some of the first computer music software that emphasizes real-time musical control of timbre, and the late Roger A. Kendall, whose explorations of perception, language, and meaning in musical timbre continue to resonate.

Best wishes,

Kai, Charis, Stephen

Dr. Charalampos Saitis

Research Associate (Postdoc)
Chair of Acoustic and Haptic Engineering
Institute of Acoustics and Speech Communication
Technische Universität Dresden

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