Alfonso Pérez Carrillo - Special Seminar - Enhancing Spectral Synthesis Techniques with Performance Gestures using the Violin as a Case Study
In this work we investigate new sound synthesis techniques for imitating musical instruments using the violin as a case study. It is a multidisciplinary research, covering several fields such as spectral modeling, machine learning, analysis of musical gestures or musical acoustics. It addresses sound production with a very empirical approach, based on the analysis of performance gestures as well as on the measurement of acoustical properties of the violin. Based on the characteristics of the main vibrating elements of the violin, we divide the study into two parts, namely bowed string and violin body sound radiation.