School or Research Centre
School of Arts and Social Sciences
Lead Partner Organisation
Southern Cross University
Dr Melissa Carey, Southern Cross University, PO Box 157, Lismore NSW 2480, Australia.
graphic synthesis, digital composition, musical composition, graphic design.
Carey, M 2016, Data from: Pianatomy, track 1, exercise 1. Southern Cross University. http://dx.doi.org/10.4226/47/57c5065bd66ff
This is the first 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'.
'Exercise 1' was made from a series of 'one-shot' sketches, where sound has been created from a single scan of each page, and combined in a continuous linear format.
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 the Pianatomy scores include the suggestion of timbral characteristics, structural movement, gesture, and expression or mood.
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).
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Processing and analysis through Metasynth (U&I Software); Corel Photo-Paint; Spectrogram (Visualization Software LLC); Phonogramme (V. Lesbros)