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This would be a virtual audio world like Aporee.org/maps, except it
would be only extremely high precision recordings of "silence". So
people all over the world could find extremely quiet places, record
the background and then analyze it like they analyze deep space
photos, except that I guess
you could correlate it with regular
recordings of the real world. But somehow I think there would be
something especially interesting about the background sounds that
make up the sound setting in the quietest places on earth. Some
combination of what gets through and the interaction of the listener.
the Muazzen can be a solution
[pashute, Aug 10 2015]
anti Muazin rally
[pashute, Aug 10 2015]
Weird sounds of animals in the silence of nature at the Tel Aviv botanic park
Aside from these animals all that can be heard is the natural roar of nearby highway [pashute, Aug 10 2015]
[Ian Tindale, Aug 13 2015]
||So handy when the mic has a little "on/off" switch, don't you find?
||Actually, this is quite Zen ....
||Any remote area where snow is falling heavily, under wind-
less conditions, is my candidate for the quietest place on
||Have you ever tried mediating while The Simpsons are
screaming in the other room? Grrrr...husbands. It's not easy,
let me just say. Not at all. I want to move to the quietest
place on Earth and never come back. I'd be good with that.
||That's terrible. What you are trying to do is one of
the most important things a human being can do, and
your husband ought to respect and honour that. Who
are you mediating between?
||OOPPppps, missed a "t'. Please excue me .
||I thought this was going to be a theme park idea - I'd quite like to visit the Silence World theme park.
||Haha, bliss, I actually read it as 'meditating', and only realized the typo and altered meaning afterward, to much humorous effect. Itchy and Scratchy partners in inner calm do not make.
||[+] for the deep concept. 4'33" and all that. Couldn't we do this with all the senses? The least scented place on earth, the, um, least tactile... -feeling... place on earth, the place with the least taste (present company excluded). We just need to invent the way to record and playback the other formats - a sensory deprivation tank comes to mind for the lack of touch.
||The trouble is, youd end up recording the
characteristics of the recording process more than
anything external and environmental, if youre not
||The acquisition process would be very
demanding, microphones that are somehow
extremely wide-band, linear and with unrealistically
low self-noise. Attention would have to be paid to
positioning of the mic array to avoid phasing and
comb filtering effects of interaction of spacing and
direction of mic placements with environmental
features. The recording medium would have to offer
almost no noise and distortion (including digital
quantisation effects) and impossibly wide bandwidth
beyond audio range.
||The three dimensional
soundscape would be a big problem to accurately
convey, as it would be hard to decide where the
soundscape is, and if you do decide, what if you later
change your mind about where the shape and form
of this silence is? How embarrassing would it be to
later discover you were facing the incorrect direction
all along, like hanging a painting upside down! Also,
what if you missed the most important silence, or
packed the gear away before the really good bit
happened? Or worst still, missed the beginning (so
youd have to wait for the repeat).
||I still think youd be recording the
recording gear more than whats out there (or isnt).
And as a result, the recording process would have to
be identically replicable, or youd inadvertently
perceive the differences between equipment
configurations and mistaking them for the difference
of silence available at various locations.
||Having said that, look up impulse response
recordings (used to model reverberation types).