Rau­schen

Trans­co­ding & Visua­li­zing music.

Diplomarbeit Rauschen

Diplomarbeit Rauschen

Diplomarbeit Rauschen

Diplomarbeit Rauschen

Diplomarbeit Rauschen

Diplomarbeit Rauschen

Diplomarbeit Rauschen

Diplomarbeit Rauschen

Diplomarbeit Rauschen

Diplomarbeit Rauschen

Diplomarbeit Rauschen

Diplomarbeit Rauschen

Diplomarbeit Rauschen

Descrip­ti­on

Raus­chen is a pro­ject on trans­co­ding music and sound to pic­tures. I cho­se a tech­ni­que wich nor­mal­ly is used to sha­re files ille­gal­ly. Taking a music file and chan­ging it’s suf­fix from .mp3 to .raw, I could open it with Pho­to­shop and dis­co­ver a visua­li­zed form of music.

This pro­cess is a very direct form of visua­li­zing sound, resul­ting in a very unso­phisti­ca­ted and clear pic­tu­re. The­se noi­sy pic­tures have dif­fe­rent struc­tures like waves and some­ti­mes they even get opti­cal­ly bro­ken by a black bar. This visua­li­za­ti­on of music was the base to design an exhi­bi­ti­on.

In order to give the view­er some his­to­ri­cal back­ground, I addi­tio­nal­ly deci­ded to design a book on the histo­ry of nota­ti­on sys­tems. It inclu­des an over­view of the dif­fe­rent ways of nota­ti­on sys­tems, star­ting with anci­ent hand signs from Egypt and moving fur­ther to modern artis­tic ways of nota­ting music.

The book is divi­ded in two parts: The first deals with the histo­ry of nota­ti­on sys­tems. The second is an exhi­bi­ti­on cata­lo­gue sho­wing the art­works on dis­play. For the exhi­bi­ti­on I addi­tio­nal­ly deve­lo­ped a sound-instal­la­ti­on with examp­les for dif­fe­rent kinds of noi­se-pic­tures.

I also desi­gned an exhi­bi­ti­on. In order to pro­mo­te the exhi­bi­ti­on I desi­gned a micro­si­te play­ing the music visua­li­zed on site. The web­site also gives you some his­to­ri­cal fac­ts about music nota­ti­on.

Ano­t­her pro­mo­ti­on I crea­ted whe­re public sound instal­la­ti­ons. The­se instal­la­ti­ons worked with moni­tors pla­ced in public spaces which were con­nec­ted to micro­pho­nes. The micro­pho­nes record the sound around them and auto­ma­ti­cal­ly trans­codes the­se records into noi­se pic­tures.

Domi­nik Rum­merstor­fer

Michael Leithner
Being born in Vien­na I stu­di­ed gra­phic, com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on and type design the­re. Having worked as Gra­phic desi­gner and artist ever sin­ce, I belie­ve in a mul­ti­fa­ce­ted and pas­sio­na­te method of ope­ra­ting. I always try to ques­ti­on cur­rent com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on methods and to achie­ve a new and uncon­ven­tio­nal form of expres­si­on in my work.
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