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Friday, May 20 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sound Art and Sonification FULL

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Sound art is a vast territory that probes experimental music and sound design. This workshop explores ways in which visual media can be interpreted, generated, processed, and sonified as sound and music for performances and exhibitions. Using image editing software and tools available on the internet, we synthesize sounds from photographic imagery including images of the natural world, cityscapes, industry, and computer graphics. We also navigate through the possibilities of visually altering spectral analysis to process sound in unique ways. In addition, we extract MIDI notes from the sounds created to produce generative music.

No prior software knowledge is required to participate, but a basic understanding of audio production is assumed.. Bring your own digital photos to sonify. A Mac or Windows laptop with trial versions of Ableton Live and Adobe Photoshop is recommended. Some of the other applications used will include Photosounder and Max from Cycling '74.


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Friday May 20, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
21c Museum Hotel, Gallery 6