Content-based sound retrieval

project: Mapping the city in film: a geo-historical analysis

This project will provide the first full and extended research into the relationship between film and urban environments by developing an interactive digital map of Liverpool in film that will draw on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. Utilising already established resources on Liverpool's urban landscape in film, which include a comprehensive database of films made in and of Liverpool from 1897 to the 1980s, the research will enable different urban spatial formations (filmic, architectural, geographic) to be brought into critical spatial dialogue. [read more]

project: Edinburgh City of Print

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. Edinburgh City of Print www.edinburghcityofprint.org aims to provide access to the printing and publishing collections of the City of Edinburgh Museums. [read more]

project: Archival Sound Recordings

Archival Sound Recordings is the result of a development project to increase access to the British Library Sound Archive's extensive collections. The British Library holds one of the world’s foremost sound archives with a collection of over 3.5 million audio recordings. These come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound from music, drama and literature, to oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds. [read more]

project: Newsfilm Online

NewsFilm Online delivered up to 60,000 segmented encodings, totalling some 3,000 hours from the archives of ITN and Reuters Television – including some of the most significant events of the past century such as the Crystal Palace fire (1936) to the first interview with Nelson Mandela (1961), from the battle of Newport Bridge (1975) to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales (1997) are all included. Newsfilm Online allows users to download and manipulate news broadcasts on a wide range of themes, reflecting epochal events through contemporaneous media reports. [read more]

project: Musicians of Britain and Ireland 1900-1950

The project provides recordings of performances by British and Irish musicians made between 1900 and 1950. owing to changes in company policy in the 1930s, their work was gradually excluded and mush of it forgotten. MBI is accessible through an attractive online search interface that also gives access to the complete recorded output of the AHRC Research Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music (CHARM). [read more]

project: Digitisation of the Independent Radio News Archive

Commercial radio in Britain was launched in October 1973 when Independent Radio News (IRN) and its sister organisation, the London Broadcasting Company (LBC) were granted their licences. A joint IRN/LBC archive of programmes and news items was established and this, together with its catalogue, constitutes the archive in its current form. [read more]

project: Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music

Aims to promote the study of music as performance through a specific focus on recordings. Its activities include a major discographic project, seminars and research projects. Traditionally, music has been studied as a text reproduced in performance - almost as if it were an obscure kind of literature. By placing performance at the centre of musicology - by promoting a musicology based on recordings and not just scores - CHARM aims to reduce the gulf between musicology and the listener. [read more]

project: Electronic corpus of Lute music (ECOLM) II

ECOLM is a web-accessible user-friendly digital scholarly resource centred around the musicology of the lute. By means of a guided interface, it supplies professional and amateur users with effective and efficient search methods (using words or music as queries) over a database comprising over 2000 pieces of lute music, which can be retrieved, viewed in tablature and (given a suitable computer) played back, without the need to understand specialist computer code. [read more]
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