Leonardo Music Journal 16 (2006)
Noises Off -- Sound Beyond Music
These days sound is more than just music. Museums, galleries
and artists' studios are getting noisier: it's not that
there is so much more "Sound Art," but rather
that so much more art has sound. Cellphone ringtones generated
four billion dollars in sales worldwide in 2004. Incoming
email and outgoing popcorn announce themselves with plops
and gongs and boops and beeps -- the emerging field of "sonification"
addresses this proliferation of all these "earcons"
and other representational uses of sound. Sound design is
a vital part of Hollywood films and computer games. While
CD sales shrink with the proliferation of peer-to-peer file
exchange, the creative use of sound is expanding in almost
every other part of our lives.
For the next issue of Leonardo Music Journal we invite
papers on the expanded role of sound in art, science, business
and everyday life. Topics could include (but are not limited
to): audio art, radio art, phonography; sound design for
video, film, and gaming; the role of sound in performance
art, theatre, dance; sonificitation; architectural acoustics;
15 October 2005: Rough proposals, queries
1 January 2006: Submission of finished article
Address inquiries to Nicolas Collins, Editor-in-Chief,
at: ncollins at artic.edu.
Finished articles should be sent to the LMJ Editorial Office
at lmj at leonardo.info.
Editorial guidelines and information for authors can be
found on our Information for Authors page.
Note: LMJ is a peer-reviewed journal. All manuscripts are
reviewed by LMJ editors, editorial board members and/or
members of the LMJ community prior to acceptance.