Chief Investigator

Melissa Carey

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

The sixth sound track in a series of sound files produced as part of PhD thesis, titled 'Intermedia Frottage: visual representation of music & aural representation of image'.

Track 6 component sounds have been created from forest images, and composed as a soundscape, in correlation with the visual arrangement of the source images.

The forest has its own soundtrack, with the sounds of insects, trees sighing and creaking, and sounds of distant human activity drifting by on the wind. These, too, have been woven through the sound composition, and appear as spectrographic images in the visual score.

The scorebook was arranged as a series of short compositions, one to a page, with a bird-like call as a cue to turn the page. This is simulated in the movie by page-turn transitions.

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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