Translation from Sound Poems into Speech Recognition and back

Recently i had the pleasure of hearing Christian Bök’s amazing sound poetry. Speaking with Frank Davey and Christian at a recent conference at the Univeristy of Ottawa called “Re: reading the postmodern,” i mused about the possibilities of taking sound poetry, having it recorded by speech recognition software and then having the result transcribed to be performed once again by the poet and done all over again.

I refer readers to the interesting work of sound poets as featured on Ubuweb.com in the sound poetry section, Experiments in Disintegrating Language / Konkrete Canticle (1971).

This is perhaps just the beginnings of an idea or perhaps it has been done before. I offer it as a spring board to you who enjoy sound play.

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