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      The Augmented Tonoscope

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2011) (EVA)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2011)

      6 - 8 July 2011

      Cymatics, sound and vibration, Visual Music, Instrument, Interactive, Multimedia

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          The Augmented Tonoscope is an artistic study into the aesthetics of sound and vibration through its analogue in visual form – the modal wave patterns of Cymatics. Key to the research is the design, fabrication and crafting of a sonically and visually responsive hybrid analogue/digital instrument that will produce dynamic Visual Music based on the physics, effects and manifestations of sound and vibration. This paper describes the first stage of the study – a series of artistic investigations into analogue tonoscope and digital tone generator design integrating light and camera control – driven by an artistic experimental method devised specifically for the project. The paper concludes with future directions for the research: Can the inherent geometries within sound provide a meaningful basis for Visual Music? Will augmenting these physical effects with virtual simulations realise a real-time correlation between the visual and the musical?

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          Conference
          July 2011
          July 2011
          : 1-6
          Affiliations
          Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD)

          Faculty of Art & Design, Manchester Metropolitan University, Righton Building, Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 6BG
          Article
          10.14236/ewic/EVA2011.59
          © Lewis Sykes. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2011), London, UK

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2011)
          EVA
          London, UK
          6 - 8 July 2011
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2011)
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          Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
          Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
          Categories
          Electronic Workshops in Computing

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