[LAU] The World Will Note

Alf Haakon Lund alf at mellomrommet.no
Sun Sep 15 23:36:09 UTC 2013

On 14. sep. 2013 10:43, Lorenzo Sutton 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
> 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

Impressive work,

Albeit a bit pessimistic. "And hardly less marvellous" is how all the 
sounds helps build the right, heavy atmosFear. My favourite part is the 
electornic voices and their mesmerizing messages.

Thank you for sharing!

Al F

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