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ImageSound

ImageSound is a small set of command-line software tools written in the Java language. I designed and implemented ImageSound in 1998 to produce sound collages from black/white images. Two pieces resulted from first experience with these tools: "1848/49" and "Studie: Klangformen", both created and first performed in 1998. You may want to view and listen to these examples.

Note: Development on ImageSound has been abandoned in favour of the new GUI application SoundPaint that also features processing of colored images.

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The latest stable release of ImageSound is available as Java source code, and is licensed under the GNU Public License.

Examples

Legal note:

Private use of this copyrighted material is freely permitted (though without any explicit or implied warranty). Public performance however requires the author's written permission. Please contact me (see my contact page for contact information), if you want to publicly present or perform this material.

1848/49

This piece was created on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the "Badische Revolution" in 1848/49. It consists of a collection of 7 collages.

  1. Verdruss (displeasure)
    Verdruss
    Verdruss.mp3 (529kB)
  2. Diskussion (discussion)
    Diskussion
    Diskussion.mp3 (529kB)
  3. Aufmarsch (marching up)
    Aufmarsch
    Aufmarsch.mp3 (822kB)
  4. Kampf (fight)

    Kampf.mp3 (724kB)
  5. Niederlage (defeat)
    Niederlage
    Niederlage.mp3 (529kB)
  6. Flucht (escape)
    Flucht
    Flucht.mp3 (529kB)
  7. Reprise (reprise)
    Reprise
    Reprise.mp3 (724kB)

Studie: Klangformen (Study: Sound Shapes)

This is a small collection of collages resulting from a study of various sound shapes that I subsequently used to create the 1848/49 piece.

  1. Kreis (circle)
    Kreis
    circle.mp3 (236kB)
  2. Ball (ball)
    Ball
    ball.mp3 (236kB)
  3. Inverser Ball (reverse ball)
    Inverser Ball
    rev-ball.mp3 (236kB)
  4. Bouboule (bouboule)
    Bouboule
    bouboule.mp3 (236kB)
  5. Helix 1 (helix 1)
    Helix 1
    helix1.mp3 (236kB)
  6. Helix 2 (helix 2)
    Helix 2
    helix2.mp3 (236kB)
  7. Dreieck (ramp)
    Dreieck
    ramp.mp3 (236kB)