Mr Matteo Mauro, Bartlett School of Architecture

Visualising Sound

“Visual sounds” is a digital painting produced subsequently a study on the relation between music/sound and ornamentation. The paining is generated by an innovative, personally developed technique of computational simulation. Throughout the research, four soundtracks were selected as case studies, and analysed with sound measuring tools that translated them in to spectrograms. The selected tracks relates to specific historical times and ornamentation styles: Traditional Peruvian Baroque song, Traditional Mayan Instrument sound, Peruvian desert recordings, and Rococo Vivaldi Orlando Pazzo. The blend of the acquired information, which translated sound in to mathematical curves, was used to generate “Visual sounds”, a decorative pattern rooted in the world of ornamentation and its deep meanings. Abstraction is achieved; essence is kept.

Produced: computational simulation


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