The Modular Garden: towards real-time synthesis of Japanese garden soundscapes

Brewer, S 2009, The Modular Garden: towards real-time synthesis of Japanese garden soundscapes, Masters by Research, Architecture amd Design, RMIT University.


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Title The Modular Garden: towards real-time synthesis of Japanese garden soundscapes
Author(s) Brewer, S
Year 2009
Abstract This exegesis explains the steps taken in designing The Modular Garden, an artistic impression of a Japanese garden soundscape that uses sound synthesis to generate the audio. The project was undertaken in three main stages that culminate in a sound installation, to be presented at examination.

The three design stages of the project were analysis, design and reflection. Analysis was undertaken on recordings taken at two established Japanese gardens located in Tokyo, Kyu Furukawa Teien and Koishikawa Korakuen. This analysis, grounded in techniques taken from the fields of soundscape studies and acoustic ecology, informed the audio events that would be required to compose a Japanese garden soundscape. The eight chosen sound events (suikinkutsu, waterfall, footsteps, crows, pigeons, songbirds, insects and the shakkei) were analysed further and synthesis modules were created that were capable of recreating the sound events. The modules, written using the audio programming language SuperCollider, were designed using a range of synthesis techniques; including additive, subtractive, granular, formant, frequency and amplitude modulation. A composition was created using the eight sound modules. Reflection was undertaken on the modules and their use in the composition. An installation using the modules, and other sound production techniques, will be presented at examination. The installation aims to exhibit lessons learned throughout the undertaking of the project and documented in this exegesis.
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Architecture amd Design
Keyword(s) sound installation
Japanese gardens
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