Re: text/music conversion to screen projections
Sat, 21 Nov 1998 12:28:16 EST

In a message dated 11/21/98 2:40:59 AM,

<<Dear friends,

I think we have a good number of marvelous systems involving

movement-to-sound or stage lights, but our use of these expensive beamers we

are always renting is still rather under-developed.

What would help is some good software simply to convert sounds to pictures.

I know there is a lot out there, but that is the problem, where to start?

How to sift through the disco-crass and find something artistic.

Our live music includes a singer (Laurie Amat) and a cellist (Erich Kory).

Either or both could be sources for visual activity.

In one piece, "Laurie tells a story", I could invision a kind of visual

"history" of what she has said. A kind of abstract transcription left

behind on the screen as she tells her story. (her voice is vocoded at

times, and at times she sings a line or two).

Are you familiar with some possiblities? I sure would appreciate some

pointers in this.

Robert Wechsler>>