Re: Archiving and access & analysis = (bo po mo fo?)

Subject: Re: Archiving and access & analysis = (bo po mo fo?)
From: Eliot Handelman (
Date: Sun Oct 16 2005 - 19:34:01 EDT

Morgan Sutherland wrote:

>I think if we had tags, organization by artist, chronological
>organization, alphabetical order, and organization by length, we'd be
>all set.

Morgan, the issue isn't to get alphabetical order or length. That's so
trivial it's not worth
thinking about. It's about getting descriptive labels
like "pow" "ching" "frosty" "thwack" "chunk" "buffeta-buffeta" "mellow
blap" or whatever else people like --
language that helps locate a certain kind of sound. It would be
very interesting to see if a language of some sort spontaneously develops
in this way, as it might.

We need to think about a really huge database of this kind, with millions
of sounds of wide duration.

-- eliot

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