The December 2022 Music Theory Online (Volume 28 Number 4) features articles by two IU Music Theorists: Prof. Michèle Duguay and recent Ph.D. alum, David Geary (Wake Forest University).
In “Analyzing Vocal Placement in Recorded Virtual Space,” Duguay establishes a methodology for analyzing vocal placement. Through the use of images and digital sound-processing tools, she helps the reader visualize the virtual space.
Dr. Duguay’s abstract and full article with audio and visual examples can be found here.
David Geary also explores sound in popular music, but from the perspective of rhythm and meter and “drum feels.” His article, “Analyzing the Beat in Metrically Consonant Popular Songs: A Multifaceted Approach” proposes a more nuanced approach to understanding rhythm via careful attention to drumbeat patterns.
Dr. Geary’s abstract and full article with examples can be fund here.