[LAU] The World Will Note

Will Godfrey willgodfrey at musically.me.uk
Sat Sep 14 18:04:13 UTC 2013

On Sat, 14 Sep 2013 10:43:40 +0200
Lorenzo Sutton <lorenzofsutton at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear LAU,
> I would like to share a work which was complete about 1 year ago which 
> for various reasons is online only today: a video story (short film) by 
> director Matteo Scerfò [1] for which I created the sound My part was 
> done 100% in Linux.
> Links (see below for a brief explanation and linux-audio tech. details).
> Vimeo:
> http://vimeo.com/74006880
> Direct link to ogv:
> https://copy.com/BlSzDxEA9kp4/the_world_will_note.ogv
> Audio only ogg:
> http://www.lorenzosu.net/video/the_world_will_note/wwn_audio_only.ogg
> I created the complete sound(track) as the final work for my electronic 
> music diploma dissertation last year.
> As you can hear, this is not your tipical soundtrack :-). The film was 
> initially conceived as silent, so my task was to give it sound at all 
> levels. A more detailed explanation is provided in the accompanying 
> paper [2] which I'm afraid is in Italian only, however I'll be happy to 
> provide details if anyone is curious.
> All audio was created on Linux using FLOSS software. All audio was also 
> generated, i.e. there is no sampled sound - with the exception of TTS 
> which strictly speaking _does_ use samples.
> Audio software used.
> - JACK
> - Ardour (version 2 - with various LADSPA effects..)
> - Xjadeo (jack-transpor aware video player)
> - Pure Data (including Granita glanular synth)
> - Festival (speech synthesis - with some MBROLA voices)
> - Rosegarden
> - hexter DSSI
> - yoshimi
> Ardour + Xjadeo was my montage workbench. Pure Data was used to generate 
> all sound ecept or TTS done through Festival. I owe much inspiration to 
> Andy Farnell and his book Designing Sound [3] for the concepts, ideas 
> and the philosophy of generating sound. Rosegarden was used to compose 
> and sequence the 'musical' parts.
> Excluding TTS where wave files were generated and then imported into 
> Ardour all the rest was directly fed and recorded into the DAW through JACK.
> Ciao,
> Lorenzo.
> [1] http://www.cinemaitaliano.info/pers/022008/matteo-scarfo.html
> [2] http://www.lorenzosu.net/video/the_world_will_note/twwn_documento.pdf
> [3] http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/designing-sound
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Excellent work on the sound :)
I'm afraid I couldn't really understand the video at all :(

Will J Godfrey
Say you have a poem and I have a tune.
Exchange them and we can both have a poem, a tune, and a song.

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