Ever wonder how an image sounds? This app allows you to transform your pics into music! It's synesthesia at the tip of your fingers. Not even da Vinci, Magritte, Monet or any of them could even dream of something like this!
Explore your images! After choosing an image, you can easily select up to 7 instruments and the app will help you select what colors each instrument will play. Save it, send it by mail or share it on Facebook!
It's simple and it's fun!
The sound synthesis is structured as a flux of material, similar to a waterfall: the initial white noise serves as the source for all sounds. It is then filtered through several layers, flowing and traveling through filtered paths and probabilities to reach their destination through the speakers.
The result is an ever-changing, sculpted constellation of these tiny filter fragments. The visual field is mapped to the sonic structure: filter values, probability intervals and logical decisions are controlling the minimal, pulsating environment thus creating a contemplative, synesthetic experience.
Please use headphones or external speakers for full experience.
Outcomes of the noise samples collected by all Noise Foragers are forthcoming. In the meantime, you can help me with my thesis research by installing the app (free) and recording noise from your surroundings that you find interesting.
Thank you to all who have and will participate. I am very grateful for your support and I can't wait to share the outcomes with you.
This app is a Listening Instruments research experiment by Alex Braidwood. More information can be found at www.listeninginstruments.com
This version is an early prototype. Many additions and changes are coming soon.
OSC messages are sent as /android/r g b where r g and b are integers.
Tested on HTC G1, HTC G2 and DROID2