Sign waves [disquiet0032-sonicvote] by π Dogx published on 2012/08/10 19:53:25 +0000 Mission accomplished - the unexpected beauty of political statistics revealed! Project info further down. My method was completely simple this time, since the input in itself is just like sheet music. And I like the way the dots are aligned to Y-axis (pitch) grid, so that they sometimes create more or less continuous lines (tones). - The picture was a bit reduced in Paint.NET v3.5.10 (see track image) (Could probably have done this in AudioPaint directly...) - Imported picture to AudioPaint 3.0, and tried a couple of settings - The uploaded version has the following AudioPaint settings (complete project xml file): Enjoy! /HM (solo) . . . . . Disquiet Junto Project 0032: Sonified Election Data (The instructions appear below translated into two additional languages: Croatian and Japanese, courtesy of Darko Macan and Naoyuki Sasanami, respectively.) This week's project revisits the concept of the graphic score, something we explored with earlier in project 0019. You will treat the provided image as if it were a musical score. The image can be found at this link: http://disquiet.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/2012.08-sonicvotetpm.png ; You can use any instrumentation you choose. (You may employ the human voice, but no comprehensible words should be used, just sounds.) The goal is for you to "read" the image as if it were presented as a piece of notated music. You might do this by assigning note values across the page horizontally, or by interpreting it holistically, or by running the image through a piece of software — or by any other systematic approach. Background: The image shows the poll averages for the two major candidates for the upcoming presidential election in the United States. At the far left hand side of the image is October 2010, and at the far right hand side is July 2012. The blue data represents Barack Obama, the red data Mitt Romney. The image is a screenshot taken from the TalkingPointsMemo.com website on August 8. Deadline: Monday, August 13, at 11:59pm wherever you are. Length: Your finished work should be between 2 and 4 minutes in length. Information: Please when posting your track on SoundCloud, include a description of your process in planning, composing, and recording it. This description is an essential element of the communicative process inherent in the Disquiet Junto. Title/Tag: When adding your track to the Disquiet Junto group on Soundcloud.com, please include the term "disquiet0032-sonicvote” in the title of your track, and as a tag for your track. Download: As always, you don’t have to set your track for download, but it would be preferable. Linking: When posting the track please include this information: More on the 32nd Disquiet Junto project at: http://disquiet.com/2012/08/09/disquiet0032-sonicvote/ ; More details on the Disquiet Junto at: Disquiet Junto; . . . . .