Michael	  J.	  Kramer,Northwestern	  UniversityThe	  Digital	  Berkeley	  Folk	  Music	  Fes5val	  &	  the	  Sonifica5on	  ...
Friday, April 26, 13
Deering	  Library,	  Northwestern	  UniversityFriday, April 26, 13
Friday, April 26, 13
Friday, April 26, 13
Pete	  Seeger,	  1970	  BFMFPhoto:	  Annie	  LeibovitzBerkeley	  Folk	  Music	  FesQval	  CollecQonCal	  campus30,000+	  m...
Friday, April 26, 13
Shhhhhhh!!!This	  is	  a	  library!!!Friday, April 26, 13
Friday, April 26, 13
Mississippi	  John	  Hurt,1964	  BFMFPhotographer	  unknown Alice	  StuartFriday, April 26, 13
Folk	  revival	  as	  The	  Matrix?	  The	  power	  of	  code...What	  can	  a	  digital	  archive	  be	  and	  do?...for	...
Friday, April 26, 13
What	  does	  an	  image	  "sound"	  like?Mance	  Lipscomb,	  1961	  BFMFDigital Sonification StudiesFriday, April 26, 13
Friday, April 26, 13
Mississippi	  John	  Hurt,	  Sam	  Hinton,	  Doc	  Watson,	  1964	  BFMF1.	  Sound	  DesignFriday, April 26, 13
Mississippi	  John	  Hurt,	  Sam	  Hinton,	  Doc	  Watson,	  1964	  BFMF1.	  Sound	  DesignFriday, April 26, 13
Friday, April 26, 13
2.	  Direct	  Data	  Analysis	  -­‐>	  Image	  to	  Sound One	  image...Friday, April 26, 13
Friday, April 26, 13
1	  of	  approx.	  500	  images	  of	  Joan	  Baez	  in	  BFMF	  CollecQon>>...or	  "big	  data"sonic	  analysis	  of	  ma...
What	  does	  an	  image	  "sound"	  like?Digital Sonification:A	  digital	  archive	  of	  our	  intangible	  cultural	  h...
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Hastac 2013 Talk: The Digital Berkeley Folk Music Festival & the Sonification of the Ephemeral Past

  1. 1. Michael  J.  Kramer,Northwestern  UniversityThe  Digital  Berkeley  Folk  Music  Fes5val  &  the  Sonifica5on  of  the  Ephemeral  PastSam  Hinton  @  the  Greek  Theater,  UC-­‐Berkeley,  1964Friday, April 26, 13
  2. 2. Friday, April 26, 13
  3. 3. Deering  Library,  Northwestern  UniversityFriday, April 26, 13
  4. 4. Friday, April 26, 13
  5. 5. Friday, April 26, 13
  6. 6. Pete  Seeger,  1970  BFMFPhoto:  Annie  LeibovitzBerkeley  Folk  Music  FesQval  CollecQonCal  campus30,000+  mulQmedia  arQfacts  -­‐  10,000+  images1958-­‐1970Acquired  by  NU  Spec  Coll,  1973from  director  Barry  OlivierFriday, April 26, 13
  7. 7. Friday, April 26, 13
  8. 8. Shhhhhhh!!!This  is  a  library!!!Friday, April 26, 13
  9. 9. Friday, April 26, 13
  10. 10. Mississippi  John  Hurt,1964  BFMFPhotographer  unknown Alice  StuartFriday, April 26, 13
  11. 11. Folk  revival  as  The  Matrix?  The  power  of  code...What  can  a  digital  archive  be  and  do?...for  new  ways  of  looking  at,  listening  to,  processing,  &  interpre5ng  evidence.Friday, April 26, 13
  12. 12. Friday, April 26, 13
  13. 13. What  does  an  image  "sound"  like?Mance  Lipscomb,  1961  BFMFDigital Sonification StudiesFriday, April 26, 13
  14. 14. Friday, April 26, 13
  15. 15. Mississippi  John  Hurt,  Sam  Hinton,  Doc  Watson,  1964  BFMF1.  Sound  DesignFriday, April 26, 13
  16. 16. Mississippi  John  Hurt,  Sam  Hinton,  Doc  Watson,  1964  BFMF1.  Sound  DesignFriday, April 26, 13
  17. 17. Friday, April 26, 13
  18. 18. 2.  Direct  Data  Analysis  -­‐>  Image  to  Sound One  image...Friday, April 26, 13
  19. 19. Friday, April 26, 13
  20. 20. 1  of  approx.  500  images  of  Joan  Baez  in  BFMF  CollecQon>>...or  "big  data"sonic  analysis  of  many  images.Friday, April 26, 13
  21. 21. What  does  an  image  "sound"  like?Digital Sonification:A  digital  archive  of  our  intangible  cultural  heritage,  our  ephemeral  sonic  past...becomes  a  heurisQc  (Underwood)  for  "screwmeneuQcs"  (Ramsey)in  search  of  new  paeerns  for  discovery  and  interpretaQonExample  today:  a  sonificaQon  tool  for  pairing  visual  to  aural  parameters  enables  1.  access  2.  analysis  3.  creaQvity  4.  educaQon.Friday, April 26, 13

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