Subject: Re: Computers don't make sounds
From: Henry Rodrick (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Sep 16 2005 - 09:21:48 EDT
Well, concrete sounds really has got a kind of "soul", because of their
breath taking complexity.
I really think you should study how some composers use DSP in different ways
to take these sounds out of context, enhance them, and make the listener
conscious about them.
Listen to Kits Beach Soundwalk by Hildegaard Westerkamp. That piece is like
a 10 minute audio tutorial on this subject. Classic!
On 9/16/05, Morgan Sutherland <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Exactly, I omitted the detail that even of processors were fast enough
> to create such complex sounds, greater bit/sample depth/rates would be
> needed. But we can always get closer!
> On 9/16/05, Kevin Austin <email@example.com> wrote:
> > The computer doesn't make sounds (except little clicking ones). While
> > the signal is transduced by a point source (loudspeaker), it seems
> > unlikely that the machine will be able to act as a statistical
> > (physical) object, regardless of the power.
> > Best
> > Kevin
> > At 23:01 -0400 2005/09/15, Michael Gogins wrote:
> > >We KNOW that we can get computers to make all those cool soundes
> > >Shane Turner describes -- it's a conseqauence of the Church-Turing
> > >thesis and the finite bandwidth and resolution of the ear.
> > >
> > >Only we don't know how to program the computer to make them -- yet.
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