Angkasa: A Software Tool for Spatiotemporal Granulation
We introduce a software tool for performing Spatiotemporal Granulation called Angkasa, which allows a user to independently granulate space and time, through the use of spatially encoded signals. The software is designed to be used as a creative tool for composition, real-time musical instrument, or as an analytical tool. The current iteration of Angkasa provides an interface for analysis and synthesis of both spatial and temporal domains. Additionally, we present a brief theoretical overview of Spatiotemporal Granulation, and outline the possible, and potential manipulations that could be realized through this technique.
KeywordsMicrosound Spatial sound Analysis-synthesis
The first author would like to thank his advisors, Curtis Roads, Clarence Barlow, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Andres Cabrera, and Matthew Wright for their guidance, and assistance in this research project. His gratitude is also extended towards Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung, and Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany, for hosting him during the “Space-Media-Sound” research exchange program. Their encouragement, and assistance has proven to have had an extensive impact on the research implementation. This work was partly sponsored by Universiti Sains Malaysia, Ministry of Education Malaysia, and the Baden-Württemberg Foundation.
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