TitleAn Exploration of Real-Time Visualizations of Musical Timbre
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsSiedenburg, K

This study explores real-time visualizations of timbre-related audio fea- tures using the music programming environment Max/MSP/Jitter. Fol- lowing the approach of exploratory data-analysis, we present a palette of different visualization techniques, each one providing a different per- spective on the feature-data. Additionally, we introduce a simple notion of timbral similarity, which can be used in real-time performance situa- tions. The visualizations are further used to inform the control of audio effects by feature tra jectories. Finally, we present a brief analysis of a section of Gerard Griseys Modulations, which aims to combine score oriented methods with acoustical analysis of recordings.