ElectroAcoustic Resource Site (EARS)

Responsable pour IReMus: 
Porteur du projet: 
Leigh Landy (MTIRC)
Simon Atkinson (MTIRC)
Membre(s) du laboratoire impliqué(s): 

Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre (MTIRC), Université De Montfort (Leicester)

Nature du projet: 

The ElectroAcoustic Resource Site (EARS) project has been established to provide resources for those wishing to conduct research in the area of electroacoustic music studies. EARS takes the form of a structured Internet portal supported by extensive bibliographical tools. To aid the greater understanding of the opportunities offered by these radical forms of sound organisation, as well as their cultural impact, the project cites (or link directly to) texts, titles, abstracts, images, audio and audio-visual files, and other relevant formats.

The project strives to conceive of electroacoustic music in its widest possible sense, acknowledge the interdisciplinary nature of the field, and aspire to the greatest possible breadth and inclusiveness.

This said, the project authors acknowledge a current imbalance in the field. Areas already well served by the research community in terms of conferences and publications will be fully referenced, but what could be called the ’arts’ side of electroacoustic music studies has been developed as best as possible within the project.

The current site includes a dynamic multi-lingual e-Glossary, a Subject Index, Thesaurus (words/languages) and an extensive bibliography. All of these are dynamic and will evolve in time.

EARS received its first funding in 2001 and went online for the first time (English initial glossary and index only) in 2002. The project is co-ordinated at De Montfort University’s Music, Technology and Innovation Research Group (Leicester, UK) by Leigh Landy and Simon Atkinson in collaboration with the project’s Associated Researcher, Ricardo Dal Farra (CEIArtE-UNTREF and Hexagram), Laura Zattra (Ircam - APM team), and the Research Fellows, Rob Weale and Pierre Couprie. EARS is supported by an international consortium consisting of Rosemary Mountain (Concordia University), Marc Battier (Sorbonne), Joel Chadabe (Electronic Music Foundation), Martin Supper (The Berlin University of the Arts) and Kenneth Fields (Peking University and China Central Conservatory of Music).

Online Publications

Michel Chion. Guide To Sound Objects. Pierre Schaeffer and Musical Research , English translation by John Dack (Senior Research Fellow, Lansdown Centre for Electronic Art, Middlesex University) and Christine North (former Senior Lecturer in French Language and Literature, Middlesex University).

Download the Preface as a PDF
Download the Thanks as a PDF
Download the Section I as a PDF
Download the Section II as a PDF
Download the Section III as a PDF
Download the Section IV as a PDF
Download the Section V as a PDF
Download the Epilogue as a PDF


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