Unconference Session of Sound?

If convened, the Unconference Session of Sound will be an opportunity to consider the role of sound in the Digital Humanities.

All participants appearing at this session are characters. Any resemblance to the Year of Sound: Theme Year 2013-2014 is purely coincidental. Any grants awarded at the Unconference Session of Sound are fictitious.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

here are the session notes:

1. Sound for video (lavalier alternatives) – Supercardioid for indoor, headset mic, boundary mic on table. Still important to get as close to speaker(s) as possible. Also, monitor audio during shoot, lower noise floor in room when possible. Post option: audio expander.
Ear-mount: http://www.audio-technica.com/cgi-bin/product_search/wired_mics/mics_by_type.pl?product_type=Microphones%3A+Headworn
Boundary mics: http://www.shure.com/americas/products/microphones/microflex

2. DH sound projects (perceived lack of) – some examples:
Penn Sound http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/
West Philly Music http://www.sas.upenn.edu/music/westphillymusic/
UbuWeb http://www.ubu.com
Radiolab http://www.radiolab.org
Earwaxing http://earwaxing.net/home/audio/
Transom http://transom.org
Acousmata http://acousmata.com

3. “Sounds of the modern world” (soundscape, phonography, field recording) – some examples:
Sounds of Europe http://www.soundsofeurope.eu
Sound Transit http://turbulence.org/soundtransit/index.html
Freesound http://www.freesound.org
Sound Places http://commotionphilly.org/sound-places
Sounds of London http://www.soundsurvey.org.uk/index.php/survey/soundmaps/
Steven Feld http://earthear.com/feld.html
Pierre Schaeffer http://brahms.ircam.fr/composers/composer/2873/

4. Bells
The Liberty Bell http://www.nps.gov/inde/thelibertybellsounds.htm
Sound of Bells http://www.hibberts.co.uk
ProBell http://cordis.europa.eu/documents/documentlibrary/120694451EN6.pdf
Bell acoustics https://www.msu.edu/~carillon/batmbook/chapter5.htm

5. Exhibitions – performance vs. installed audio
Earphone http://www.molitor-berlin.de/en/products/uso
Guideport http://www.guideport.com/sennheiser/guideport_eng.nsf/root/museum-exhibition-headphones-guide.html
Parabolic speaker http://www.museumtools.com
SoundDome http://www.browninnovations.com/Products/SoundDome/

6. Recreation/imagining of historical sounds/music, pre-recording
Emma Dillonhttp://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/music/people/acad/dillon/index.aspx
Overview http://www.dolmetsch.com/musictheory35.htm
Sequentia http://www.sequentia.org/writings/medieval_song.html

7. Organisation/metadata/archiving (at least 44.1k/16bit WAV)
LoC http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/formats/intro/intro.shtml
LoC-physical objects http://www.loc.gov/preservation/care/record.html
LoC-metadata http://www.digitizationguidelines.gov/guidelines/digitize-embedding.html
BWF http://www.ebu.ch/fr/technical/publications/userguides/bwf_user_guide.php
ID3 http://id3.org/Introduction
iTunes http://www.apple.com/itunes/what-is/

8. Editing
Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net
GarageBand http://audacity.sourceforge.net
SoundForge http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/soundforgesoftware
WaveLab http://www.steinberg.net/en/products/wavelab.html

5 fictitious grants were awarded – thanks to all applicants.