Issue 274: Archetypical sounds

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Posted by Steve Stead on 10/2/2015

We have no way of documenting sounds that behave like instances of E37 Mark.

I would like to propose a new class for this.

The 34nd joined meeting of the CIDOC CRM SIG and ISO/TC46/SC4/WG9 and the 27th FRBR - CIDOC CRM. It is decided that Thanasis Velios will work on this

Heraklion, October 2015

In the 35th joined meeting of the CIDOC CRM SIG and   28th FRBR - CIDOC CRM Harmonization meeting, the crm-sig discussed the proposal made by Thanasis Velios (see below) about  a  Audio /Sonic  Item  Class   but it is decided to postpone the incorporation of this class in the CRM until there is evidence and if the evidence conforms to the proposed definition. Also we should examine if such a concept imply traditional melodies  and if there is any  community of use. 

EXX Audio Item/Sonic Item
Subclass of:    E73 Information Object
Superclass of:  EXX Audio Mark/Sonic Mark

Scope Note: This class comprises the intellectual or conceptual aspects of recognisable sounds and compositions.

This class does not intend to describe the idiosyncratic characteristics of an individual performance or playback of sound, but the underlying prototype. For example, a sound such as Walter Werzowa's Intel sonic logo is generally considered to be the same logo when played in any number of adverts or media. The tone may change, but the logo remains uniquely identifiable. The same is true of music which is performed many times. This means that audio items are independent of their performance.

The class EXX Audio Item provides a means of identifying and linking together instances of E7 Activity that deliver a performance of the same sounds, compositions or soundtracks etc., as follows E7 Activity through PXX delivers audio item (is delivered by), EXX Audio Item, [P138 represents (has representation) to E1 CRM Entity – not sure how representing anything else apart from a conceptual object is possible with sound, but I suspect blind people would find it a relatively simple task]

- Walter Werzowa's Intel sonic logo (EXX)
- Francisco Tárrega's Nokia tune (Grande Valse) (EXX)
 -Beethoven’s “Ode an die Freude” (Ode to Joy) (E73)

In First Order Logic:
  EXX(x) ⊃ E73(x)

[P138 represents (has representation): E1 CRM Entity
(P138.1 mode of representation: E55 Type) – again not sure about these.]

Prato, February 2016