FITC Toronto 2010

2010-04-25 00:00:00 2010-04-28 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2010 Now in its 9th year, FITC Toronto is one of the largest and longest running events of its kind in the world. Toronto FITC Toronto



Synthia hears pictures; she turns any picture into music — an infinite classical canon. She is the first publicly usable musical instrument to emerge from Project Ludi, a long-term skunkworks project at Almer/Blank Labs.

In this talk, R describes the process he followed to create Synthia — how he chose this specific challenge, the individual steps he took along this path, and the various sources of inspiration on which R drew when completing Synthia.

Using the 1943 Hermann Hesse novel, ‘The Glass Bead Game’, as a starting point, and proceeding through a discussion of synesthesia, theaural illusions of Professor Diana Deutsch, the Experiments in Musical Intelligence by Professor David Cope, the music of Tamarin Monkeys, and many other stepping points, R will walk attendees through the thought process required to assume an odd endeavor such as the translation of pictures into music.

Who this talk is for: Stoners, acid-freaks, and shroomies. Fans of Oxycontin should stay away, as the information in this talk will likely cause long-term damage.