Joined: Jan 17, 2020
|Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:52 pm Post subject:
Hello all introducing: exomusic and xenolinguistics project
Interested in exploring new musical forms, I focuse in creating electronic music around melodic spectograms architectures which are in itself a pictorial sound expression inspired by W. Sethares theoretical and speculatives ideas on exomusicology and musical exolinguistics:
"Though musicology is defined as "the historical and scientific study of music," the term is typically applied only to the study of music from the European classical tradition. "Ethnomusicology" is used to describe the study of nonwestern musical traditions and to the comparative study of different musical cultures. The more general term exomusicology (from the greek prefix exo, meaning 'external to' or 'outside of') is more appropriate to the study of nonhuman musical traditions, much as exobiology refers to the study of non-Earth life forms, and exolinguistics to the study of alien languages".
"Exomusicology the quest for the music of alien cultures first contact with nonharmonic musical worlds."
Sethares, William (2002). Exomusicology [CD]. Cotuit, MA: Odyssey Studios.
the works of William R. Macaulay:
"How have sonic experiences been conceived, articulated, and elided in histories of outer space and narratives of space exploration? This was the core question addressed in a multidisciplinary workshop Sounds of Space hosted at the Freie Universität Berlin in late 2012. This Journal of Sonic Studies (JSS) special issue includes a selection of articles based on papers presented at the workshop. Using a variety of themes as entry points and mobilizing an array of analytical tools, contributors to the special issue revisited the core question in addition to engaging with related questions that focus on specific sites, historical actors, organizations, and situated practices that encapsulate how our understanding of space is mediated in and through sound. Before introducing the individual contributions and additional material, I will say something about how the conception of the original workshop was primarily based on close encounters with sounds of space during my doctoral research on the history of interstellar communication (Macauley 2010). Further, I will examine how the workshop and present collection emerged from the desire to critically engage with a cluster of anomalies, elisions, and assumptions uncovered during research on the historical relationship between sound and space that prompted a series of perplexing questions."
source: Macaulay, Wlilliam R.
Journal of sonic studies 8
Editorial: Venturing into Sounds of Space
and the ones of Stefan Helmreich, between other authors
Helmreich, Stefan (2006). “The Signature of Life: Designing the Astrobiological Imagination.” Grey Room 23/4: 66-95.
some of my experimental materials (not all of them with human musical ears education, friend listening) :
images gallery of some melodic range spectrograms obtained with my experimental stuff:
Alien languages, i.e. languages of extraterrestrial beings, are a hypothetical subject since none have been encountered so far. The research in these hypothetical languages is variously called exolinguistics, xenolinguistics or astrolinguistics. The question of what form alien languages might take and the possibility for humans to recognize and translate them has been part of the linguistics and language studies courses, e.g., at the Bowling Green State University (2001).
(1) An early use of the term "xenolinguistics" in science fiction occurred in 1986, in the novel "Triad" by Sheila Finch (Finch, Sheila (1986). Triad. New York: Spectra. ISBN 9780553257922. New edition: Finch, Sheila (2012). Triad. Rockville, Maryland: Wildside Press. ISBN 9781434447913..
(2) Daniels, Peter T. (1980). "Aliens And Linguists (Book Review)". Library Journal. 105 (13): 1516.
(3) Schirber, Michael (2008). "Use Grammar To Decipher Alien Tongues". New Scientist. 199 (12): 2678.
(4) Course notes by assistant professor Sheri Wells-Jensen, Bowling Green State University (retrieved June 19, 2017) (source Wikipedia)
some musical exolinguistics experimental modulations or how aliens could speak in a musical modulation structure:
and my free available alien language album:
Alien recreated human ears friend modulated language:
It consists of 2 steps modulations, The main one is a metallic stream modulated signal which evolves regularly. Step two human like, alien reconstructed male vocal modulations speech distributed along the first regular metallic like modulated stream. Illustrated with a fragment of his melodic range spectrogram (sonic visualiser)
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|Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:04 pm Post subject:
Some experimental stuff there .. some sounded not so good BTW .. as in locked up delay lines or something .. or clipping to a DC level otherwise .. mostly in the right ear I think it was .. some others sounded nice tho.
also .. could someone please turn down the thermostat a bit.