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Kent, Pol and I have have been discussing some of my thesis proposals topics (sound, place, narrative mash-ups, maps). Here are a few of the projects, resources etc. that came out of our discussions.

synthPond

synthPond is a relaxing spatial sequencer and audio toy by conceptual new media artist Zach Gage. Unlike a normal sequencer where you place notes on a grid and a moving playhead plays them, in synthPond you place nodes in a field (pond).

Sonic Wire Sculptor

Sonic Wire Sculptor is based on a musical instrument by Amit Pitaru which has been shown in museums and galleries world wide. A great effort has been placed in reworking the app to take advantage of the the iPhone’s unique audio and input capabilities. The Sonic Wire Sculptor turns your 3D drawing into sound. It introduces a simple yet deep connection between visual and audio composition.

David Byrne: How Architecture Helped Music Evolve

As his career grew, David Byrne went from playing CBGB to Carnegie Hall. He asks: Does the venue make the music? From outdoor drumming to Wagnerian operas to arena rock, he explores how context has pushed musical innovation.

Visual Music: Synaesthesia in Art and Music Since 1900 (this one mentioned by Colin Owens)

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