[ 14. Oktober 2018 ]

DEGEM News – BERLIN – Forschungskolloquium zu Timbre-Semantik

Von: Steffens, Jochen via ak discourse
Datum: Sat, 13 Oct 2018
Betreff: [ak-discourse] Forschungskolloquium zu Timbre-Semantik

…zum ersten Mal im neuen Semester möchte ich Sie sehr herzlich zu unserem Forschungskolloquium am kommenden Dienstag, 16.10., um 16.15Uhr im Raum E-N 324 einladen. Im Rahmen dieses Termins wird Charalampos Saitis einen Probevortrag zum Thema Timbre semantics through the lens of crossmodal correspondences: a new way of asking old questions halten. Der Vortrag erfolgt in englischer Sprache, und eine Kurzzusammenfassung darüber finden Sie am Ende dieser E-Mail.

Wir freuen uns sehr auf Ihr Kommen.

Herzliche Grüße und Ihnen allen ein schönes (Rest-) Wochenende

Jochen Steffens


PD Dr. Jochen Steffens

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
Fachgebiet Audiokommunikation (Sekr. EN-8)

Technische Universität Berlin

Einsteinufer 17c
10587 Berlin

Büro: +49 30 314 29161

Timbre is often conceptualized and communicated through readily available sensory attributes from other modalities—for example, a sound seen as bright, felt as warm, or tasted as sweet—because humans lack a sensory vocabulary for auditory experiences. Studying the semantics of timbre typically relies on the use of adjective scales to quantify the salient dimensions and their acoustical correlates. However, an important point that appears to get missed is that crossmodal metaphors of timbre exemplify a more ubiquitous aspect of human cognition known as crossmodal correspondences: people make many systematic associations between sensory experiences in different modalities (e.g., higher pitches are brighter). Studying correspondences between timbral dimensions of sound and perceptual dimensions of other sensory modalities can therefore offer a new way of addressing old questions about the perceptual and neurocognitive mechanisms of timbre semantics, while the latter can provide a test case for better understanding the neural basis of crossmodal correspondences and human semantic processing in general. Stimulating new concepts for sound synthesis, visual signal processing, haptic displays, and virtual reality, such research can bring a new perspective into the study of auditory perception and communication, and open pathways to the development of new semantic technologies in music and speech.