You are looking at  1-7 of 7 articles  for:

  • All : The Recording That Never Wanted to Be Heard and Other Stories of Sonification x
Clear All

View:

The Recording That Never Wanted to Be Heard and Other Stories of Sonification  

Jonathan Sterne and Mitchell Akiyama

Print publication date:
Dec 2011
Online publication date:
Nov 2012

...Chapter 23 The Recording That Never Wanted to Be Heard and Other Stories of Sonification Jonathan Sterne and Mitchell Akiyama From the Postsonic to the Sonified In the spring of 2008, the incunabula of sound recording briefly broke into headline news. 1 A group called First Sounds had played a recording that dated back to 1860 (Rosen 2008; Maugh 2008). Anyone with an Internet connection could now hear “the world’s oldest recording.” This accomplishment raised a number of epistemological and historical questions. What does it mean to speak of a sound recording...

Explorations in Cultureson  

Jacob Smith

Print publication date:
Dec 2013
Online publication date:
Dec 2013

...Jonathan Sterne and Mitchell Akiyama define “sonification” as “the transformation of nonsonic data into audible form.” “*The Recording That Never Wanted to be Heard and Other Stories of Sonification,” in The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies , Trevor Pinch and Karin Bijsterveld , eds. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), 545 . In the same volume, Alexandra Supper defines the term as “the use of nonspeech audio to convey information.” Alexandra Supper , “*The Search for the ‘Killer Application’: Drawing the Boundaries Around the Sonification of Scientific Data...

Colour is the Keyboard: Case Studies in Transcoding Visual to Sonic  

Margaret Schedel

Print publication date:
Feb 2018
Online publication date:
Feb 2018

...expressive possibilities of glitch is Antonio Roberts. His programme Pixel Player allows the simultaneous sonification of up to four images, based on the RGB values of individual pixels. Users upload pictures into a PureData patch and can control the overall volume, speed, and the pitch scale for each picture (see Figure 22.11 ). The software can be downloaded from http://www.hellocatfood.com/pixel-player/ . Roberts was inspired by Neil Harbisson’s Eyeborg, a system encompassing a webcam, a computer, a pair of headphones, and software that translates colour into sound....

Network Music and the Algorithmic Ensemble  

David Ogborn

Print publication date:
Feb 2018
Online publication date:
Feb 2018

...least stumbling blocks to beginning that collaboration. In the ‘real world’ musicians don’t require credentials in order to recognize that they share a space and should not destroy the space that they are sharing. There is much potential for the design of spaces for networked collaboration around algorithmic music that take account of particular security requirements: we often want or need people to openly and freely participate, and standard Internet security apparatus could impede that. With the caveat that much more work does need to be done to make networked algorithmic...

Echoes of the Colonial Past in Discourse on North Atlantic Popular Music  

Kimberly Cannady

Print publication date:
Sep 2017
Online publication date:
Jul 2017

...before, you have never heard it all like this. Because the Sugarcubes make music that is very much like Iceland itself, a collision of extremes that can be at once forbidding and mysteriously compelling” (68). Fricke’s depiction of Iceland as a land of mystery, and the Sugarcube’s music as akin to its extreme homeland, evokes a fantastical version of Iceland as seen from the outside. Finally, Fricke solidifies his view of the Sugarcubes as related to Icelandic geography by noting a “unique symbiotic relationship between Icelandic geology and the Sugarcubes’ electric...

Multisensory Musicality in Dance Central  

Kiri Miller

Print publication date:
May 2014
Online publication date:
Jul 2014

...Schloss, Joseph G. 2006. “Like Old Folk Songs Handed Down from Generation to Generation”: History, Canon, and Community in B-boy Culture. Ethnomusicology 50 (3): 411–432. Smith, Jamin . 2010. Dance Central Review. Videogamer , November 4, 2010. http://www.videogamer.com/xbox360/dance_central/review.html . Sterne, Jonathan , and Mitchell Akiyama . 2012. The Recording that Never Wanted to be Heard and Other Stories of Sonification. In The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies , ed. Trevor Pinch and Karin Bijsterveld , 544–. New York: Oxford University Press. VGChartz...

Creative Sonification of Mobility and Sonic Interaction with Urban Space: An Ethnographic Case Study of a GPS Sound Walk  

Frauke Behrendt

Print publication date:
Mar 2014
Online publication date:
Jul 2014

...Creative Sonification of Mobility and Sonic Interaction with Urban Space An Ethnographic Case Study of a GPS Sound Walk Frauke Behrendt This chapter explores how mobile media and sound are experienced and in particular how locative technologies such as GPS can be used for the creative sonification of mobility. This is realized by examining Aura — the stuff that forms around you (hereafter Aura ), a 2007 artwork by Steve Symons. In this work, participants equipped with headphones and a GPS-enabled backpack explore a city while listening to generative...

View: