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Re: noise classification problem

hi Alberto,

Luigi Russolo, an italian futurist, was a pionneer in the use of  noises
in music. He wrote a book, "Art of Noises" (1913) in which he proposed
some noise classification.
You can find a table with this classification at:

"we must break out of this narrow circle of pure musical sounds, and
conquer the infinite variety of noise sounds..."
(quote by Russolo found at the same web page)


baypackbek wrote:

Hello to everyone in the AUDITORY list,
I'm an italian student in a Phd course in Grenoble France (ART SCIENCES TECHNOLOGIES, at the ACROE INSTITUE).
I'm researching in sound synthesis (physical modeling) and in particular i'm concentrating on noise creation for modern composers.
My problem now is undertsanding what has already been done in the past about noise.
Searching on the web i found out nothing interesting: it seems noone ever did a serious noise classification. It seems to me impossible

even if  the subject is complex.
Now i'm thinking about starting one on a physical approach (trying to classify noises following physical parameters of the real objet that
can produce them). I've been reading the ineresting papers written by William Gaver ("Synthesing auditory icons" (Thanks to dan Ellis for
the advice)) and i found it interesting but i need something deeper in classification more than algorithms.
I just need some categories oficially accepted to classify my sounds.
Please tell me what you think, or suggest me some sites, adresses,

Thank you for your time

Alberto Novello

You can find me at this


at this adress:
Mr. Alberto Novello
Ch. 205 Bat. Americain
Residence Olympique