Liten Röst

Stephen Pearse (Composer)

Research output: Non-textual formComposition


Liten Röst (Little Voice) is a 5.1 work which was composed during a residency at the Visby International Centre for Composers in Gotland Sweden 2014. The work is primary constructed from a single recorded sound object, a short recording of a female voice. Complex flocking algorithms are used throughout as a means of both spatializing the materials around the listener, but also as the basis for ongoing transformations whereby the voice mimics birdsong.
The transformations and spatial trajectories were directly produced through an assortment of image sonification algorithms generated within “The Agent Tool”. Within the framework imagery was utilized to generate and control an assortment of granular synthesis algorithms which make use of colour components in a variety of different ways. Imagery was also utilized in the form of “heat maps” which could dictate and influence the ongoing flocking algorithms that were utilized to spatialize sonic materials.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputCD
Size25 Minutes
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event40th International Computer Music Conference, ICMC 2014, Joint with the 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, SMC 2014 - Music Technology Meets Philosophy: From Digital Echos to Virtual Ethos - Athens, Greece
Duration: 14 Sep 201420 Sep 2014


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