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SPEECH: Creating a virtual audio-visual artwork

R Alsop

Proceedings of the 2013 ICMC Conference: International Developments in Electroacoustics | International Computer Music Conference | Published : 2013


This paper accompanies and discusses the audio-visual work SPEECH, a virtual and evanescent audio-visual work that considers the ephemeral and immediate nature of current media art through the equally ephemeral and immediate processes of speech. Speaking has many inherent gestures, such as the physical gestures of propelling air and shaping the mouth, and the resulting temporal sonic gestures of amplitude, and frequency shifts. These gestures coalesce to reify and communicate mental gestures. These can be represented through notation systems that allow an abstracted representation of speaking that can be stored, reorganized, and published silently. SPEECH interprets phonemic notation of the ..

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