Thursday 14th of July 2016
I am starting to receive some interest from Chinese singers based in London.
If all goes well I should be able to meet with some of them over a quick coffee in order to explain the nature of the collaboration, the concept and the technology behind the installation itself.
The artwork will function by sewing together individual recordings of each one of the singers; each singer sings a series of numbers and symbols commonly used in the financial world, according to her vocal range. Then the values identified through the database and the differences between each dataset will direct the voice of the singers.
When the recording is done, I will have enough samples of each one of the voices, to combine them together, in order to read the values contained in the database. It will be a way to synthesize the human voice, a bit like those voices tha are often used to guide us through the customer care experience or that are used in public stations top announce the arrivals and departures of the trains.
The sewing of different voices, will be done through a code I have written on MaxMSP, which reads from the financial database.
The final effect will be seamless and natural, thanks to adding a little echo which will blur out the apparent different recordings.
Despite sounding pretty complicated, this is a fairly simple type of work. Each recording doesn’t usually take more than 1 and a half hours.
Then it is all about having to clean and edit the recordings and a bit of additional coding.