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


Subject: Re: Archiving and access & analysis = (bo po mo fo?)
From: Eliot Handelman (eliot@generation.net)
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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