Miranda, Eduardo Reck


Artificial Phonology: Disembodied Humanoid Voice for Composing Music with Surreal Languages

Leonardo Music Journal: Vol. 15. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 8-16.

URL: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/lmj

Language(s): English


Spectral Analysis Phonemic Object Utterance Additive Synthesis Physical Modelling Text-sound Composition Phonetics


This paper examines some of the core techniques used to create an artificial phonological system for Sacra Conversazione, a short opera in five acts featuring human singers, artificially synthesized voices and complementary electro-acoustic sounds. It introduces some of the most significant techniques for computer simulation and manipulation of voice used to produce materials for the piece, namely physical modeling, additive re-synthesis, PROSE and PSOLA. The author concludes with a discussion of lessons learned throughout the process of composing with such techniques.

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Miranda, Eduardo Reck (1994). The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Computer Aided Sound Composition
Miranda, Eduardo Reck (1998). The Role of Speech Synthesis in Requiem per un veu perdida
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Miranda, Eduardo Reck (1999). De los orígenes de la música a la vida artificial