Chief Investigator

Carey, Melissa

School or Research Centre

School of Arts and Social Sciences

Lead Partner Organisation

Southern Cross University

Contact

Dr Melissa Carey, Southern Cross University, PO Box 157, Lismore NSW 2480, Australia.

melissa.carey@scu.edu.au

Keywords

Graphic synthesis, digital composition, musical composition, graphic design.

Description

As well as producing a wide range of sounds, the piano is an object of natural graphic appeal, displaying qualities such as symmetry, and repetition with variation - universal design principles underlying composition in any medium.In this series, the piano has been sampled both aurally and visually.

Features that can be read from Pianatomy scores include the suggestion of timbral characteristics, structural movement, gesture, and expression or mood.

This second track in the series represents one-shot sketches, arranged with silence as a cue to turn the page.

The sound files are in a compressed format, and the full fidelity audio CD is available for loan with the exegesis from Southern Cross University Library (or from the creator). Similarly, the imagery is not available on the website collection, but a DVD or imagery is also available for loan with the exegesis from Southern Cross University Library (or from the creator).

Data Collection Start Date

2003

Data Collection End Date

2007

Methodology

With the use of graphic synthesis software, the composer can draw sounds directly on the sound canvas. This means that sounds can be written to as well as read from the image.The image takes on the role of a graphic score, from which multiple readings, or interpretations are possible.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

FoR Code

1904; 1905

Data Processing

Processing and analysis through Metasynth (U&I Software); Corel Photo-Paint; Spectrogram (Visualization Software LLC); Phonogramme (V. Lesbros)

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