[PD] Re: [microsound] image to sound conversion software

derek holzer derek at x-i.net
Thu Apr 28 15:35:59 CEST 2005

I think any discussion of "transcoding" image (or other data) into sound
has to take into account that such mapping is purely subjective. The
artistry is in finding meaningful transpositions from one medium to
another. Using "raw" data as sample values is certainly one way, and
using an image as spectrographic values for resynthesis is certainly
another. There are certainly enough softwares out there that do either
trick, and those sounds are familiar to us from the many many artists
who have used those softs already (to death in some cases). Dig a little
deeper and decide for yourself the relationship of pixel to sample
instead of relying on other people's ready-mades and you might be on to
something new.

Anyway, I'll be giving a workshop with Sara Kolster on PD and GEM in
Bergen Norway next month, and one facet of that workshop is the
relationship of (moving) image to sound. Emphasis will be placed on
direct connections between sound and image through three different
methods: influence of sound on image, influence of image on sound and
the use of common "control data" for both image and sound. Full text has
been posted on the Microsound-announce list:



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