As of today, augmented audio experiments deliver pre-recorded audio snippets based on different parameters. Their non-linearity is restricted by the exponential nature of pre-production. To break up these borders, I propose using synthetic voices allowing for total flexibility.
My research will focus on using them in different contexts and drafts to demonstrate their potential use. It will range from hybrid formats, synthetic voice extension up to fully generated audio pieces.
I believe in a future, where linear audio has evolved to its next step. Constantly adapting to the users' environment, for greater relevance and immersion. Personalized news, dynamic in-depth podcasts, real-time adapting art pieces, heresque voices in our heads, all web-based, accompanying us wherever we go — true situation based audio.
This is not the death of classic narrative, but its rebirth with contemporary possibilities of audio playback and generation.
by Vinzenz Aubry
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Web-based digital condolence and contemplative spatial audio
installation reflecting on the personal impact late media artist and
designer Joachim Sauter had on many of us. Speech-to-text and keyword
matching attempt to chain the thoughts in correlated narrative,
reflecting the encounters between colleagues and students of different
generations, who came together to remember Joachim, and realised that
similar strands transcended the different years.
You are invited to leave a short voice contemplation that will be part of an acoustic installation at Ars Electronica festival in Linz; a place, event and a community very close to Joachim from its inception: dearjoachim.digital.udk-berlin.de.
Credtits: Hannes Hoelzl (IT), Dirk Erdmann (DE), Vinzenz Aubry (DE/FR), Ólafur Arnalds (IS), Robert Schnüll (DE), Alberto de Campo (AT), Jussi Ängeslevä (FI), Andi Ruckel (DE), Bruno Gola (BR)
2020 - 2021 Future Voices (Multilang) by S4NTP
»Future Voices/Zukunftsmusik« invites people from all over the world to give voice to what they expect, hope, or fear for the future. Their contributions flow into a generative sound stream composed from these individual »Future Voices«; voices that would otherwise remain unheard within an attention economy that favours loudness, provocation, and conspiracy theories.
This project was commissioned by Deutschlandfunk Kultur / Klangkunst, ORF Kunstradio, and CTM Festival. It is created and will be expanded by The Society For Non-Trivial Pursuits (S4NTP), which is affiliated to the Class for Generative Arts / Computational Art at Berlin Arts University UdK.
2020 __FM (Multilang)
A personal auditive content curator. During the current lockdown period, the government’s main concern is the physical protection of all citizens. However, as the period extends, an increasing psychological burden appears due to media over-confrontation with Covid-19.
As a frequent radio listener, I was trying to find a solution to avoid
the topic without cutting myself off. Therefore, I added a curation
layer on the consumer’s side: a personal audio content curator.
It’s a real-time pipeline which checks an online radio stream of choice via speech recognition for predefined words. It then replaces those with another custom sound/word. An analog FM radio signal is then transmitted throughout my apartment, thus overwriting my kitchen radio with a cleaned, self-protecting audio stream.
This way I can go back to listening to early morning radio, cleaned from stress-inducing influences.
video documentation - running code - github
2019 Social Score - Nothing to Hide (DE)
Social score negotiates the potential introduction of a social scoring
system in Germany. It is a live generated, speech synthesised and GPS
based audiobook directly playable in any smartphone browser.
During a free walk, the listeners experience the advantages and disadvantages of such a system with the fictitious AI « AVA ». The augmented audio piece is synthesised and composed live and individually by analysing GPS position data and comparing them with databases of location and object data.
socialscore.eu - video documentation - trailer
Realized for and with sansho.studio and Ralph Tharayil.
O searching for EN / FR translation funding