Daisy 2000 voice synthesised project

Bicycle Built for Two Thousand from Aaron on Vimeo.

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Bicycle Built For 2,000 is comprised of 2,088 voice recordings collected via Amazon's Mechanical Turk web service. Workers were prompted to listen to a short sound clip, then record themselves imitating what they heard.

Why this song? The song "Daisy Bell," originally written by Harry Dacre in 1892, was

made famous in 1962 by John Kelly, Max Mathews, and Carol Lockbaum as the first example of musical speech synthesis. In contrast to the 1962 version, Bicycle Built For 2,000 was synthesized with a distributed system of human voices from all over the world.

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