Workshop: Physical Modelling Synthesis w. Tom Mudd
Workshop leader: Tom Mudd
Location: YMCA Building, Karpatská 2 (2nd Floor)
This workshop is FULL, registration is not possible anymore.
Physical modelling synthesis is the process of simulating acoustic or electronic instruments in terms of their underlying physical behaviour, then creating digital models of those behaviours so that they can be explored sonically. This can produce sounds that behave very much like their real world counterparts. It can also be a way to play with implausible or impossible instruments such as giant brass tubes or 10m strings.
This workshop will introduce several models built by the NESS team (NExt generation Sound Synthesis), including a brass and string preparation environment. Participants will create sounds by inputting numerical parameters into text files that are then submitted to the online NESS system, which subsequently returns audio files based on these parameters. The workshop will attempt to demystify what these parameters mean, explore how the models might be usefully explored for creative purposes, and discuss some of the aesthetic questions that such processes raise.
Participants should bring:
– a laptop that can edit text files, play audio files and connect to the internet
– we will also require an email address in advance of the workshop so that we can give you access to the online system
The workshop will be run locally by Tom Mudd, who has worked with physical modelling in recent work with brass and guitar synthesis:
Professor Stefan Bilbao, the NESS project’s instigator and lead researcher, will be joining remotely.