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The Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The aim of the Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture (LAVC) project is to unlock the full research potential of the large and varied archive of the University's former Institute of Dialect and Folk Life Studies, now stored in the Brotherton Library’s Special Collections, by creating an innovative electronic resource.

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Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech (SCOTS)

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

SCOTS uses computer technology and the web to bring a unique electronic collection of Scots and Scottish English texts to scholars and the public. The resource contains written and spoken material, the latter with online audio/video clips, stored in a database along with extensive metadata. Linguists can investigate where particular words and phrases are used, and by whom. Displayed alongside the texts is a range of information about authors and speakers, so that it is possible to search for, e.g., “audio clips featuring Ayrshire women under 40”.

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Siobhan Davies Dance Online

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

Siobhan Davies Dance Online is a project that created a fully searchable, online, digital archive of the work of the choreographer Siobhan Davies. In addition to extensive film footage of performances and rehearsals, photographs, programmes etc. it includes scholarly articles, performance reviews, interviews with audience members, analytical commentaries from Siobhan Davies, some of the dancers with the company and others plus a number of other artefacts.

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Codeswitching and convergence in Welsh: a universal versus a typological approach

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

"A corpus of spoken Welsh and Welsh-English code-switching is available to researchers as part of the Talkbank database. It consists of about 2.5 hours of recordings of informal conversations involving groups or pairs of speakers in North-West Wales and about 2.5 hours of excerpts from BBC Radio Cymru programmes. The data can be used for research on Welsh-English code-switching as well as general research on spoken Welsh.

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Techniques for the analysis of expressive gestures in musical performance

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

Classical music is traditionally studied from notation; but music sounds, and how it sounds depends on performance style. The project developed techniques to show what constitutes a performance style. Expressive gestures in sound that characterise personal styles of playing and singing were identified and analysed in detail, using computer visualisation techniques for sound analysis. Their deployment and function in different musical contexts were examined.

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Edinburgh City of Print

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

Edinburgh: City of Print is a joint AHRC and Museum Galleries Scotland funded partnership project between the Scottish Archive of Print and Publishing History Records (SAPPHIRE) and City of Edinburgh Museums. The project aims to highlight Edinburgh’s rich printing and publishing heritage through the online provision of photographs, film and sound recordings relating to the collections of City of Edinburgh Museums.

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An anthropological investigation of bird sound

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

This project investigates the role of sound in the human perception of the non-human environment, focusing on human responses to the sounds of birds. Contrary to the view, commonly advanced in writings on human sensory perception, that vision and hearing are radically distinguished along the lines of a contrast between objective observation and subjective participation, we suggest that seeing is as much an experience of light as much as hearing is an experience of sound. Under what conditions, then, does sound enable us to hear things, as light enables us to see them?

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Capturing the past, preserving the future: digitisation of the national review of live art video collection

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The Capturing the Past, Preserving the Future project has the following aims: To preserve for posterity the unique research materials contained in the National Review of Live Art Video Archive by digitising and maintaining the entire collection; To create an interactive and searchable on-line catalogue, including selected copyright-cleared examples of its holdings; To promote the enhanced research facility amongst the UK higher education, national and international performance research and practitioner communities; Readiness for developing curated programmes.

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The Listening Gallery: Integrating Music with Exhibitions and Gallery Displays, Medieval to Baroque

Posted by arts-humanities.net on March 29, 2015

The Listening Gallery was a knowledge transfer collaboration between the Royal College of Music (RCM) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). Stemming from research in music, art, design, and technology, the project connected objects in the V&A's collections with music that shares their rich and distinctive pasts. New and existing recordings of music were integrated into two V&A projects: (I) Baroque 1620-1800: Style in the Age of Magnificence

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