Re: [rumori] soundmosaic

From: Doug Harvey (
Date: Wed May 30 2001 - 09:29:12 PDT

It reminds me of both Todd rundgren and Psychic TV getting hit singles by
making barely distinguishable (from the original) covers of 'Good

>From: Steev Hise <>
>To: <>
>Subject: [rumori] soundmosaic
>Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 21:31:50 -0700 (PDT)
>Tue, 29 May 2001 found Jim Carrico writing:
>->speaking of grey areas, i've just stumbled across a
>->project pertinent to this discussion, called Soundmosaic
>->hilarious concept really - given a large enough sound library, and enough
>->raw processing power, it should be possible to regenerate any piece of
>->audio from fragments of other sounds.
>wow. that is really really cool! it sounds really great. it
>really is like the audio equivalent of those photomosaics.
>conceptually it isn't quite that amazing, though, given the
>nature of sound. Fourier showed us long ago that all sound
>can be represented as the summation of many many sine waves
>(this fact ended up being one of the foundations of digital
>audio). so you don't need to make sounds out of samples, you
>can go all the way to the extreme and make them out of pure
>sine tones. the interesting thing is in the imperfection of
>it. you wouldnt want to succeed at it perfectly, but hearing
>the seams is really REALLY great.
>of course this "atomic" way of looking at sound does bring
>up some interesting hypothetical test cases in the area of
>intellectual property. for example, can one own the
>copyright on a single sample (1/44,100 of a second of
>sound)? etc etc.
>thanx for mentioning this, jim. i look forward to checking
>that url again in a few months to see what other sounds
>they've built....
>Steev Hise, WebSlinger
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