"See Sound..."

Here's a somewhat random collection of sounds and their visualised timbres. We recorded short audio samples and calculated their timbre images. When you play the animations below, you will hear the original sound and see an animated bar moving along the timbre to show which part you currently hear. Because the timbre of the sound evolves over time, its visual representation creates a unique pattern, like a fingerprint.

For the specialist: horizontal axis is time, vertical axis is phase, colouring is amplitude of the original sound.

 

"...Hear Images"

Now the opposite. We generated images and then pretended that they were timbre images. We calculated the unique sounds that have these timbres. So the below animations play sounds that were synthesized as images.