The Sound Handbook

Companion website for



Published by Routledge on 18th November 2011.

For details of the book, please visit Routledge.

Author's profile at Goldsmiths, University of London


Chapter 1. Sound Philosophies
Chapter 2. Sound Technologies
Chapter 3. Sound practice and theory in Radio
Chapter 4. Sound practice and theory in Stage Theatre
Chapter 5. Sound practice and theory in Music
Chapter 6. Sound practice and theory in Film
Chapter 7. Sound practice and theory in Animation and Games
Chapter 8. Sound practice and theory in Art Exhibition and Installation
Chapter 9. Sound practice and theory in Internet Broadcasting and Podcasting


Shakespeare quotations on sound and sound related phenomena


Tim Crook's regular blog 'libertarianspirit' in which he reviews audio and radio programmes.


'Today we inhabit a media world of sound which is truly interdisciplinary,
in which the old boundaries no longer apply. The emerging practitioners of
today and tomorrow face a multimedia environment in which their skills and
understanding must be equal to the test of emerging platforms,
technologies and genres. Be it radio, film, theatre, games, the internet –
or indeed increasingly the world of the gallery and museum - the common
denominator will always be sound. The challenge is to retain, through the
dazzling technical opportunities, a sense of understanding for the role
sound plays in the content itself. For students and their teachers alike,
there has never been a more significant moment to grasp the opportunities
afforded by these exciting changes, and crucially, to apply the theories
underpinning the practice across the various fields. Tim Crook has written
an important and much-needed book, and its arrival on our shelves has come
at a highly appropriate time
.' Professor Seán Street, Bournemouth University.

Seán Street's website

Other Routledge books by Tim Crook:

Comparative Media Law and Ethics - and Companion website

Radio Drama

International Radio Journalism


Other Media Studies books from Routledge