Miranda, E. R. The Art of Rendering Sounds from Emergent Behaviour: Cellular Automata Granular Synthesis. Proceedings of the 26th EUROMICRO Conference, pages 350-355, Maastricht, The Netherlands, September 2000 IEEE.

Sony CSL authors: Eduardo Miranda

Abstract

In this paper we introduce an innovative sound synthesis technique that employs a granular synthesis method coupled with cellular automata modelling. The system is capable of producing sounds that cannot be realised with physical acoustic instruments and yet the results sound pleasing and musical. After a short introduction to granular synthesis, we demonstrate how we employed cellular automata to control the parameters of the synthesiser and justify the reasons for doing so. Next, we propose an alternative taxonomy for the sounds generated by the system. The paper is illustrated with auditory examples.

Keywords: sound synthesis, artificial life, computer music

BibTeX entry

@INPROCEEDINGS { miranda:00d, ADDRESS="Maastricht, The Netherlands", AUTHOR="Miranda, E. R.", BOOKTITLE="Proceedings of the 26th EUROMICRO Conference", MONTH="September", PAGES="350-355", PUBLISHER="IEEE", TITLE="The Art of Rendering Sounds from Emergent Behaviour: Cellular Automata Granular Synthesis", YEAR="2000", }