Dear list,

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.

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

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

Barkhausenbau, Room 62
Helmholtzstr. 18, 01069 Dresden

Tel: +49 351 463-35524 <>
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