Throughout my studies and trials in sound as a composer and general enthusiast, I have paid a great deal of attention to resonance. No matter how much I develop my understanding of resonance and the sonic spectrum, I find myself bewildered by its most general and basic principles. It is amazing what lives in a simple instant of sound.
A piece that I find completely inspiring is by composer Gerard Grisey, titled Partiels. The piece analyzes the sonic spectrum of a single trombone attack, and creates an entire composition using the spectrum as form.
I am interested in collecting data from an amazing sensor (the microphone) from conversations, analyzing the brightness, pitch, partials, etc. and visualize this in an interesting interactive way.
Here is a patch a started working on in max msp, very basic, but starting to collect ideas:
I will be working with ITP resident Brett Murphy to build a spectrogram that enables vocalists and actors to better understand the way they project their voices.