Re: initial transients of musical instruments (Regis Rossi Alves Faria )

Subject: Re: initial transients of musical instruments
From:    Regis Rossi Alves Faria  <regis(at)LSI.USP.BR>
Date:    Tue, 22 Jan 2002 11:24:40 -0200

Hi, My MSc thesis on analysis of musical gestures in acoustical instruments using wavelets has a focus on searching signal patterns associated with expressivity. I analyse around 28 musical events (attacks, phrases, and sustain effects, like sforzattos, staccatos, spiccatos, dynamic effects, frullatos, strong atacks, tremolos and vibratos) captured from real instrument performance (violin and flute) and look forward to using that matematical tool to identify and study such sonic patterns. There is some and novel useful information on transients, since wavelets are a very good tool to analyse such things due to its good localization both in frequency and time. Here is the reference: · Faria, R.R.A. "Application of wavelets on the analysis of musical gestures in timbres of traditional acoustic instruments". MS dissertation, Polytechnic School, University of São Paulo, 1997. (in Portuguese) In case you're interested in the procedures and ideas behind the thesis, here are 2 previous references to 2 works in connection: · Faria, R.R.A. et al. "Wavelets in music analysis and synthesis: timbre analysis and perspectives". In: SPIE Conference on Wavelet Applications in Signal and Image Processing IV, Denver, 1996. SPIE, v.2825, pt.2, 1996. pp.950-61. · Faria, R.R.A.; Zuffo, J.A. "Wavelets as a multiresolution analysis and synthesis technique for sound timbres edition", Proceedings of the 2nd. Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music, XV Brazilian Computer Society Conference, Canela, 1995. Porto Alegre, IIUFRGS, 1995, pp. 198-204. Hope this can contribute to your work. I will be here in case you need something more. Best regards, Regis Rossi A. Faria Media Engineering Center LSI - Lab. Integrated Systems University of Sao Paulo Brazil regis(at) alexander lerch wrote: > > Dear list members, > > I am looking for references or links to publications about the > intial transients of musical instruments. I'm particularly > interested in woodwind and string instruments. > > I would be grateful for any information you can give me. > > Best regards, > Alexander Lerch

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