Sonology: A Questionable Science Revisited

Truax, Barry


Otto Laske: Navigating New Musical Horizons. Westport: Greenwood, 21-36.

Language: English

In this chapter, the author offers a personal account of the environment in which Otto Laske’s ideas concerning sonology were established – sonology is the science of sound structures susceptible to a semantic interpretation, it arose out of a critique of conventional music theory and musicology. Truax also discusses the profound influence that Laske’s ideas have had on his creative work in electroacoustic music and acoustic communication.