Semiotics of Sounds Evoking Motions: Categorization and Acoustic Features
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- Merer A., Ystad S., Kronland-Martinet R., Aramaki M. (2008) Semiotics of Sounds Evoking Motions: Categorization and Acoustic Features. In: Kronland-Martinet R., Ystad S., Jensen K. (eds) Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval. Sense of Sounds. CMMR 2007. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4969. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
The current study is part of a larger project aiming at offering intuitive mappings of control parameters piloting synthesis models by semantic descriptions of sounds, i.e. simple verbal labels related to various feelings, emotions, gestures or motions. Hence, this work is directly related to the general problem of semiotics of sounds. We here put a special interest in sounds evoking different perceived motions. In this paper, the experimental design of the listening tests is described and the results obtained from behavioural data are discussed. Then a set of signal descriptors is compared to categories using feature selection methods. A special interest is given to applications for sound synthesis.
Keywordssound semiotics motion categorization sound synthesis
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