The No2Pho/notovo research project:
investigates the behaviour of language in its many appearances: textual, sonic and visual, as well as gestural or body language. How do these disparate elements relate to each other and how do they organize within a system which includes human and computer as a sender and a receiver [and vice versa].
as a generative sound installation NoToVo (noise to voice) plays with a connected set of elements. It is composed of dissonant synthetic voices, changing in real time from speech to sound. A physical network and a virtual network. People and voices. Wireless headphones and spatialized soundsources. People walk their traject through space. Their localisation and orientation is tracked. These data modulate the behaviour of realtime generated synthetic voices (texts by Gertrude Stein and Hans Richter). As such, a conversation can be physically crossed and experienced according to the visitors' own position. Voices are layered and mixed by movements and trajects through space: the visitor becomes the performer.
No2Pho/notovo is developed by so-on (a collaboration between sukandar kartadinata, johannes taelman, edo paulus, billy bultheel and annemie maes).
For more info, please visit following links on this site:
no2pho research: mbrola free speechsynthesizer, maxMSP and binaural environment, MIT-crickets (sensor-system) : so-on.annemariemaes.net/index.php?id=718
notovo installation: texts, movies and pictures : so-on.annemariemaes.net/index.php?id=612
no2pho/notovo pdf presentation: overview : so-on.annemariemaes.net/index.php?id=807