A Flexible Approach For Synchronizing Video With Live Music

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30 - 43
Journal / PublicationLeonardo Electronic Almanac
VolumeVol 19
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2013

Abstract

Performances of synchronous imagery and music have existed for almost300 years, but they have become popular only in the past 15 years. Synchronousimagery and music refers to their simultaneous presentation, butsynchronization refers to an interactive correlation between the imageryand music. The article will discuss pioneering works that use synchronizationby examining their strategies for correspondence. An absolute approachto synchronization uses fixed correlations between musical andvisual characteristics, but a flexible approach permits the selection of music,imagery, and forms of correspondence. The paper discusses the characteristicsof a computer-based system that uses a flexible approach forsynchronizing video with live music. This flexible system imposes no specificrules for synchronizing video with music, and it provides a programmingenvironment that enables the creation of a composition using variousforms of correspondence. The paper is based on the author’s work since1988 on the creation of software and performances of video synchronizedwith live music.

Research Area(s)

  • interactive video, sound-image synchronization, interactive performance, machine listening

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A Flexible Approach For Synchronizing Video With Live Music. / RITTER, Don.

In: Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Vol. Vol 19, No. 3, 15.07.2013, p. 30 - 43.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review