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Chapter 5

Transform Sounds

Sound Example 5.1 Excerpt of Santur Opera (1977) for santur and electronics by Ivan Tcherepnin.

Sound Example 5.2 Excerpt of E Cosi Via (And so on) (1985) for piano and tape by Daniel Teruggi. The piano sound is heavily modified. Signal processing techniques include: harmonizing, delays, feedback loops, controlled distortion, resonant filters, and reverberation.

Sound Example 5.3 Excerpt of Philomel (1964) for soprano, recorded soprano, and synthesized tape by Milton Babbitt.

Sound Example 5.4 Excerpt of Wind Chimes (1987) by Denis Smalley.

Sound Example 5.5 Deriving a family of sounds through a single transformation. We hear a vocal sample followed by eight variations, all produced with a multiband frequency-shifting effect (Virsyn PRISM).

Sound Example 5.6 Excerpt of Gottfried Michael Koenig’s Terminus I (1962).

Sound Example 5.7 Excerpt of Mimetismo (1992) for guitar and tape by Stéphane Roy.

Sound Example 5.8 Excerpt of de natura sonorum (1975) by Bernard Parmegiani.

Sound Example 5.9 An impulse generated by the author in 1999.

Sound Example 5.10 An 800 ms sound object created by granulating the impulse of Example 5.9.

Sound Example 5.11 Excerpt of Volt air III (2003) by Curtis Roads, much of which was derived from granulating the sound in Example 5.10.

Sound Example 5.12 Excerpt of Now (2003) by Curtis Roads, much of which was derived by granulating Volt air III in sound Example 5.11.

Sound Example 5.13 Excerpt of Never (2010) by Curtis Roads, much of which was derived by granulating Now in sound Example 5.12.

Sound Example 5.14 Excerpt of Always (2013) by Curtis Roads, much of which was derived by granulating Never in sound Example 5.13.

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