1. Sound Design Toolkit - Tutorial #2: Managing polyphonic, compound sound events

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    Contents: - User-centered features of the Sound Design Toolkit - Description of the main functionalities - Introduction to the sound model manager GUI, audio mixer window and recording tools.

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    • Sound Design Toolkit - Tutorial #1: General introduction

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      Contents: - General introduction to the Sound Design Toolkit (SDT) - Presentation of the software environment - Description of the main characteristics of the synthetic sound models and their taxonomical organization

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      • An Instrument for the Sonification of Everday Things

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        This is a serious musical instrument. It rotates everyday things, scans their surfaces, and transforms them into audible frequencies. A variety of everyday objects can be mounted into the instrument. Their silhouettes define loops, melodies and rhythms. Thus mundane things are reinterpreted as musical notation. Playing the instrument is a mixture of practice, anticipation, and serendipity. The instrument was built from aluminum tubes, white POM, black acrylic glass, a high precision distance measuring laser ( with the kind support of Micro-Epsilon ), a stepper motor, and a few bits and bobs. A custom programmed translator and controller module, written in processing, transforms the measured distance values into audible frequencies, notes, and scales. It also precisely controlls the stepper-motor’s speed to sync with other instruments and musicians. More Information: http://dennisppaul.de/an-instrument-for-the-sonification-of-everday-things/

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        • Quotidian Record

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          Quotidian Record is a limited edition vinyl recording that features a continuous year of my location-tracking data. Each place I visited, from home to work, from a friend's apartment to a foreign city, is mapped to a harmonic relationship. 1 day is 1 rotation ... 365 days is ~11 minutes. http://brianhouse.net/works/quotidian_record

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          • 88 Years (Seven Year Chord)

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            From the 88 Years project, this Interactive Tone Generator plays tones and generates visuals that sonify and display age relationships between 88 individuals. On August 19th 2012, the program was used for the first time to perform a live movie at the Screening Room, a local independent cinema here in Kingston. A bootleg of that performance is available here http://vimeo.com/48086488 This particular video features a chord of seven years - 1934 1941 1953 1967 1973 1980 1996 - and steps through some of the capabilities of the Interactive Tone Generator as seen at the Screening Room.

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            • Pulsar Kite

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              The intention of the project was to transform an everyday object into an electronic interaction interface with a new feature and added value. We developed a kite that works as a sound generator on real time, an instrument for musical performance which is controlled manually and modified randomly by wind conditions. http://cargocollective.com/juanduarte/Pulsar-kite

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              • Where are the wild ones?

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                film by Laura Harrington. music by Kaffe Matthews. 'Where are the wild ones?' is a project to make a new musical experience which will captivate audiences of all ages. Diving deep into the little known world of the Atlantic salmon, it will take the audience underwater from sea to source, revealing their mysterious path from Greenland to Kielder swimming up the river Tyne to spawn. With underwater score projected as double film, this electro-acoustic show will weave myth with scientific data and new music. Performed through multiple speakers with soloists, choir, live electronics and ensemble, the mysterious tale of mighty Prudghor, ancient fish god, will be revealed. 'Where are the wild ones'? is a two year research collaboration between award-winning composer Kaffe Matthews, artist Laura Harrington, children from three river Tyne schools and scientists from the Environment Agency North East. Together they devise the action using the river’s map as their score also working with Callum Roberts – professor of marine conservation biology, Dr Adam Parkinson – Max/MSP programmer, ~Flow a Tyne floating electro-acoustic watermill, the chief helmsman of the Tynemouth RNLI and local anglers. It is anticipated that it will complete and premiere as ‘Salmo salar, a sonic story‘ in 2015. It's mid-stage sold out at the Bridges festival, Newcastle, 4th August 2012. 'Where are the wild ones?' is supported by National Lottery through Arts Council England, ISIS Arts, Annette Works and Chris Watson.

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                • Saint Paul Cathedral

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                  With Wolfgang von Goethe’s aphorism “architecture is frozen music” in mind we can see the buildings surrounding us as an infinite scenario for musical pieces. This project is an alternative approach to these buildings as well as a study on how architecture can be sonically ‘unfrozen’. The keyword for this project is rhythm, an aspect that we can find in both music and architecture. Music is the rhythmic placement of sound in time while architecture is the rhythmic placement of objects in space. The buildings are presented as musical scores that can be read from left to right. With the use of music composing software, sounds were added to the different layers in the building. These were interpreted as musical instruments. Rhythmic elements such as windows and doors lead to percussions while the more ‘melodic’ nature of the roofs lead to overlying strings and violins. Unique decorative elements were given unique sounds according to the cultural background of the building. The depth of the building was added as a reverb layer that resonates the internal volume.

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                  • Chartres Cathedral

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                    With Wolfgang von Goethe’s aphorism “architecture is frozen music” in mind we can see the buildings surrounding us as an infinite scenario for musical pieces. This project is an alternative approach to these buildings as well as a study on how architecture can be sonically ‘unfrozen’. The keyword for this project is rhythm, an aspect that we can find in both music and architecture. Music is the rhythmic placement of sound in time while architecture is the rhythmic placement of objects in space. The buildings are presented as musical scores that can be read from left to right. With the use of music composing software, sounds were added to the different layers in the building. These were interpreted as musical instruments. Rhythmic elements such as windows and doors lead to percussions while the more ‘melodic’ nature of the roofs lead to overlying strings and violins. Unique decorative elements were given unique sounds according to the cultural background of the building. The depth of the building was added as a reverb layer that resonates the internal volume.

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                    • Bank of China

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                      With Wolfgang von Goethe’s aphorism “architecture is frozen music” in mind we can see the buildings surrounding us as an infinite scenario for musical pieces. This project is an alternative approach to these buildings as well as a study on how architecture can be sonically ‘unfrozen’. The keyword for this project is rhythm, an aspect that we can find in both music and architecture. Music is the rhythmic placement of sound in time while architecture is the rhythmic placement of objects in space. The buildings are presented as musical scores that can be read from left to right. With the use of music composing software, sounds were added to the different layers in the building. These were interpreted as musical instruments. Rhythmic elements such as windows and doors lead to percussions while the more ‘melodic’ nature of the roofs lead to overlying strings and violins. Unique decorative elements were given unique sounds according to the cultural background of the building. The depth of the building was added as a reverb layer that resonates the internal volume.

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