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It’s not often that such a thought-provoking music education text is published nor one that can be used in such a wide array of contexts and disciplines. Originally published in Australia to wide acclaim and already a set text on many school and college courses, this book is now published in a new and updated international version.

Sounds in Space, Sounds in Time is a ground-breaking exploration of the world of sound and music. Particularly useful as a resource for secondary and tertiary level teachers, it is a thought-provoking journey in listening, improvising and composing for anyone who wants to understand music better.
Richard Vella guides the reader through an acoustic landscape that knows no boundaries. The accompanying CD draws together a vast variety of sounds from ambient noise through to rock and roll, taking in jazz, classical, folk, world and contemporary music on the way. Activities and projects provide a stimulus for creativity and further understanding.

This book is easy-to-use in any context - an essential resource for classroom or university teaching and a source of inspiration for musicians, composers and sound designers. In fact it makes fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in the sounds of music.

Sounds in Space, Sounds in Time
was first published in Australia as Musical Environments and is now available in a new international updated edition.__

Richard Vella__ is an award-winning composer and music education adviser. Formerly Professor of Music at La Trobe University (Melbourne), he has advised many Australian Universities on music education.

Visit Richard Vella's website, an interactive online project called "The development of musical and creative thinking via musical improvisation" based around Sounds in Space, Sounds in Time.


01 Module 1: Tuning the Ears
02 Module 2: The Vibrating Sound
03 Module 3: The Vibrating Instrument
04 Module 4: The Musical Mix
05 Module 5: Listening Environments
06 Module 6: Homogenous Environments
07 Module 7: Heterogenous Environments
08 Appendices: Composition

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