Julien Bloit
music & gesture
Bridge and Bridget
Category : music

This piece of music is based on a repeating pattern heard from different perspectives.

All sounds are produced by a Max/MSP patch doing wavescan synthesis : a note is produced by looping a smaller portion from a given sound sample, at various speeds. At low frequencies, the result sounds similar to a vynil scratching effect. At higher speeds, the original loop can’t be recognized anymore, the pitch of the sound results from the looping frequency and the timbre is modified by varying which portions are read.

The patterns are generated by oscillating spring-mass models, and the sudden timbral changes are caused by switching between different audio sample used by the wavescan synthesis.

Inspired by :

  • Maylis de Kerangal, Naissance d’un pont
  • Andy Farnell, Designing Sound
  • Stephan Schmit, Skanner

It was played at the 2012 CSUF New Music Festival.

 

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