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.
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/
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
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/
The Liberty Bell http://www.nps.gov/inde/thelibertybellsounds.htm
Sound of Bells http://www.hibberts.co.uk
Bell acoustics https://www.msu.edu/~carillon/batmbook/chapter5.htm
5. Exhibitions – performance vs. installed audio
Parabolic speaker http://www.museumtools.com
6. Recreation/imagining of historical sounds/music, pre-recording
7. Organisation/metadata/archiving (at least 44.1k/16bit WAV)
LoC-physical objects http://www.loc.gov/preservation/care/record.html
5 fictitious grants were awarded – thanks to all applicants.