Welcome to my gallery of audio/visual creations, I like to call SoundStrokes. What are SoundStrokes? Well I created a program that takes input from an electric guitar and the signal is computed to get the frequency and amplitude which is than used to draw onto a digital canvas. It is part of my final year project in Digital Humanities & Information Technology at UCC. Below are a few examples that I have uploaded to Youtube to give you a sense of how the program works and these digital audio/visual painting can be displayed.

Soundtrokes – One

This is the first demo of the SoundStrokes program, for this iteration of the program it is set to only pick up frequencies in the first octave – E0 to D#0. This was because, as part of my FYP I was testing to see if peoples association would become strong with use of this program. It also is based on the minimal art style of Concrete made famous by Reinhardt and Bill.

SoundStrokes – Two

This is another demo of my SoundStrokes program in the same set up of the first demo. Similar to the SoundStrokes – One, it is only using the first octave of the guitar and is resembling the Concrete art style. I hope to upload more demos of my program using the all of the guitar and in different styles. Check back for more SoundStrokes later.

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