Graphic Synthesis

Sound Production and Manipulation [SPM]  >  Synthesis and Resynthesis Techniques  ]

Graphic synthesis follows a visual and sculptural analogy for sound specification. The composer creates sound images by drawing on a tablet or screen; these drawings are translated into sound. In addition, images of sampled sounds can be transformed using graphic tools. (Source - Curtis Roads (1996). The Computer Music Tutorial. Boston: MIT.)

A notable implementation of a system for graphic synthesis is UPIC (Unité Polyagogique Informatique du CEMAMu).

The UPIC is a composing system which combines a graphic score editor, a voice editor and a powerful "performance" (or playback) system, all sharing the same data. Therefore all drawing and editing operations are available while the music plays. All the commands are mouse driven. A menu command allows one to switch the drawing input device from the mouse to the digitizer and vice versa. The new and final version of the system runs on a computer connected to a real-time synthesis unit. The new software offers a mouse controlled, "user-friendly" window style graphical interface and allows real-time drawing, editing and playing of a musical page as well as the recording of a "performance". (Source - Iannis Xenakis (1992). Formalised Music, Revised Edition. New York: Pendragon Press.)

 

See also:

Synthesis and Resynthesis Techniques, Visual Representation

 

Links:

UNESCO DigiArts

- Introduction à l’histoire et à l’esthétique des musiques électroacoustiques: Session 2 - Une nouvelle lutherie ( French )

 

Bibliography:

English - Español - Français - Deutch - Italiano

Alphabetical order - Chronological order

Bossis, Bruno (2003a). Introduction à l’histoire et à l’esthétique des musiques électroacoustiques
LOCATELLI DE PÉRGAMO, Ana María (1973). La notación de la música contemporánea (The notation of contemporary music)
Manning, Peter D. (1999). The Evolution of Interactive Graphical Control Interfaces for Music Applications
Raczinski, Jean-Michel (2001). L’UPIC, outil de composition pour quelles musiques ?

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