Re: Emotional associations with timbres and note intervals (Adrian Attard Trevisan )

Subject: Re: Emotional associations with timbres and note intervals
From:    Adrian Attard Trevisan  <a.trevisan@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Thu, 20 Nov 2008 08:17:01 +0000

That would be very interesting to see. I'm very new to the area , so please keep me informed with any outcome . I am very interested in how that kind of software would develop . I think you may want to try establishing a relation as of BPM (Beats per minute) -Adrian John Proctor wrote: > That sounds very interesting too. Is it correct that below the > threshold we may receive information subliminally that could then > influence our perception of later sound events by increasing out > sensitivity to them? I would be really interested to hear about this > as I'm sure it could be used (and probably already is used) in musical > composition to create greater impact by "preparing" the listener for > an event without them being aware of it. I would have thought that it > could also be relevant to sound compression as if we remove everything > from a recording that is not perceived consciously then it is possible > that some of these subliminal effects may be lost. > > My personal interest in these things is driven currently by an attempt > to develop a new type of composition software that allows the user to > start with ideas such as experiences or emotions and then follow > associations through an interactive algorithm to the point where a > complete audio recording of a piece of music has been produced. It's > pretty ambitious but that's why it's interesting. > > Regards, > > John. > > Adrian Attard Trevisan wrote: >> Hello John >> >> That is well interesting , I'll see if I come across something like >> that in my research . I'm working on "pulsation treshholds" at the >> moment for my dissertation , in order to identify when the ear >> perceives sound in different pulses and when it does start >> transferring whole chunks of information to the Auditory Cortex . >> >> Would be very interesting to combine both answers as I'm very >> interested in Artificial Intelligence . Im sure with Python and C++ a >> software to emulate Emotional Sounds can easily be developed . >> >> Adrian Attard Trevisan >> Msc Student >> Ear Institute >> University College London >> London >> >> >> >> John Proctor wrote: >>> Hello All, >>> >>> Has anyone on the list done any research or have any thoughts or >>> opinions on the reasons for the spontaneous experience of particular >>> emotions on hearing certain timbres or note intervals. Some such >>> sounds appear to posses a quality of happiness or sadness but it is >>> difficult to say why. Is this emotional reaction inherent in our >>> auditory/emotional systems or is it conditioned through early >>> exposure to sounds such as laughter or crying? If it is inherent, >>> then is there evidence that it is inherited through a process of >>> evolutionary selection? Or is there some other explanation that I am >>> missing? I'd be really interested to hear people's thoughts on this >>> as it's been on my mind a lot recently. >>> >>> Thanks. >>> >>> John Proctor >>> Humanoid Sound Systems >>> >>> >>> >> ------------------------------------------------------------------------ >> >> >> No virus found in this incoming message. >> Checked by AVG - >> Version: 8.0.175 / Virus Database: 270.9.3/1788 - Release Date: 14/11/2008 13:36 >> >>

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