Spectral Tablature

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Coming from a highly technical background of analyzing signals/sound/music, spectrograms are a natural way for me to visualize sound. I think it’s interesting how sound can be converted into a visual format and how it can be recovered from that abstraction, even with edits and modifications as these pieces demonstrate.
Interestingly, if the viewer does not choose to listen to the excerpts, these pieces would become sound art without sound.
A way that these pieces can be improved is to show a cursor on the prints corresponding to where the audio is currently playing, since it’s not entirely obvious what parts of the sound correspond to what parts of the image. Though, at that point, the prints would no longer be purely traditional (ignoring the audio component) and will become electronic media.


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