The Orchestra of Speech: a speech-based instrument system

Formo, Daniel

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

The Orchestra of Speech is a performance concept resulting from a recent artistic research project exploring the relationship between music and speech, in particular improvised music and everyday conversation. As a tool in this exploration, a digital musical instrument system has been developed for “orchestrating” musical features of speech into music, in real time. Through artistic practice, this system has evolved into a personal electroacoustic performance concept.