drawing on ideas from an earlier work EVP, this piece is a scoreplayer that visualises sonic features of a recorded environment. It is envisaged that the percussionist Vanessa Tomlinson will make a field recording and collect objects to play in the vicinity of the performance venue and then use the scoreplayer to either "play" or improvise around the environmental sounds . The amplitude of the frequency is represented by the size of the rectangle. The brightness, noisiness and bark scale value of each event determines the shade of the rectangle. The brightness, noisiness and bark scale value of each event determines the shade of the rectangle and are intended to be indicators of timbre. (This is the principal technical issue still under development).
The output is displayed for the performer on the right of the screen and scrolls to the left. The source recording is delayed so that the sound is heard as the visual representation arrives at the “playhead” (the black line of the left of the screen.
The video shows visualisations of a magpie carolling, a section of Ligeti's Atmospheres and Schaeffer's Etude Chemins de Fer.