Collaborating with architecture students studying in Venice, Italy, I created a sonification study of San Giovanni Elemosinario church. Provided with sketches of axonometric views, floor plans, column details, entrances, and other structural perspectives, I attempted to re-create the church through sound. The video compiles sketches placed inside Iannix, where cursors trace the architectural renderings. These cursors output data to Kyma, where mappings of data control oscillators, harmonic resonators, noise filters, as well as other acoustic treatments (panning, reverb, EQ, frequency shifts, etc.). While no impulse response was recorded, listening tests inside the church determined a ~3 second decay time, and helped influence the creation of spatial reverberation.
A huge thank you to Matthew Burtner and Anselmo Canfora, both of whom made the collaboration possible.
Video/Music: Jon Bellona
Sketches: Olivia Morgan, Alex Picciano