Voice of Sisyphus: an image sonification multimedia installation

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Title: Voice of Sisyphus: an image sonification multimedia installation
Author: McGee, Ryan Michael ; Dickinson, Joshua ; Legrady, George
Abstract: Voice of Sisyphus is a multimedia installation consisting of a projection of a black and white image sonified and spatialized through a 4 channel audio system. The audio-visual composition unfolds as several regions within the image are filtered, subdivided, and repositioned over time. Unlike the spectrograph approach used by most graphical synthesis programs, our synthesis technique is derived from raster scanning of pixel data. We innovate upon previous raster scanning image to sound techniques by adding frequency domain filters, polyphony within a single image, sound spatialization, and complete external control via network messaging. We discuss the custom software used to realize the project as well as the process of composing a multimodal artwork.
Description: Presented at the 18th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD2012) on June 18-21, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. Reprinted by permission of the International Community for Auditory Display, http://www.icad.org.
Type: Proceedings
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/44428
ISSN: 2168-5126
Citation: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Auditory Display, Atlanta, GA, USA, 18-21 June 2012. Ed. Michael A. Nees, Bruce N. Walker, Jason Freeman. The International Community for Auditory Display, 2012. 141-147.
Date: 2012-06
Contributor: University of California, Santa Barbara. Experimental Visualization Lab
University of California, Santa Barbara. Media Arts and Technology Graduate Program
Relation: ICAD2012. Papers V: Sonification
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Auditory display
Image sonification multimedia installation
Voice of Sisyphus
Sound synthesis from image data
Composition through linked audio-visual method

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