Re: "sound fields" (Daniel Levitin )

Subject: Re: "sound fields"
From:    Daniel Levitin  <levitin(at)PSYCH.MCGILL.CA>
Date:    Sat, 2 Dec 2000 19:04:33 -0800

At 12:32 AM +0000 12/3/00, Peter Lennox wrote: >I wonder if the list(s) could help; >I'm looking for opinions on reasonably inclusive definitions of the term : >"sound field", in order to draw distinctions between this concept and the >more general "sound environment". >I'm sorry if this is somewhat 'off topic', but a variety of perspectives >seems appropriate for this particular question. >thanks (in advance) >Peter Lennox >Hardwick House >tel: (0114) 2661509 >e-mail: peter(at) >or:- ppl100(at) To my mind, the terms "soundfield," "soundscape," and "sound environment" are interchangeable. I tend to use "soundscape" and "soundfield" to refer to sounds we hear on playback of pre-recorded material, and "sound environment" to refer to naturalistic (ecological) sound sources, but I have no reason to believe this is standardized. Dan Levitin ========================================== Daniel J. Levitin Phone: (514) 398-8263 Assistant Professor FAX: (514) 398-4896 Department of Psychology Associate Member of the Faculty of Music Mailing Address: McGill University Stewart Biology Building 1205 Ave. Dr. Penfield Montreal, PQ H3A 1B1 CANADA email: levitin(at) ==========================================

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