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: The Boatman Chronicles, part 4: track 14. Southern Cross University. http://dx.doi.org/10.4226/47/5806b2f6db483
Part of a series of sound files produced as part of PhD thesis, titled 'Intermedia Frottage: visual representation of music & aural representation of image'.
In Greek mythology, Charon the boatman ferried the souls of the dead across the underground river Styx, from the land of the living to Hades' underworld. Sounds in this four part suite have been created from an image of a flooded underground tunnel with graffiti-covered walls.
track 14 Part 4, the Boatman's theme is subject to several variatins created by graphic alteration of the original theme figure. Vertical stacking of this figure adds successively higher layers of harmonics, producing the choir-like harmonies.
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)