Monday, March 12, 2007

THE FABULOUS SQUIRREL OF LOVE



Here is a short robotic sound poetry piece entitled Squirrel of Love.

The sound files were entirely created with a text-based voice synthesizer, which means that I typed in text and the software generated the voice. This particular synthesizer was from a program (Crazy Talk) which is designed to make faces appear to speak using software which synchs the audio file to an animation program. The animation program provides a template for eyes, mouths, and other facial features which move when someone is speaking. Of course, part of the fun is to subvert the original use. When you feed the text generator letters, word fragments, punctuation, etc it can generate rhythmic effects and 'sound poetry' like sounds. I then took the generated files and assembled them in Sony's Acid software.

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