Carrier Band - Automatic Transcription of Speech Melody
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"The Carrier Band was formed in 1998 when Pauline Oliveros, Peer Bode and Andrew Deutsch performed 3 improvisations at Alfred University and later released the Carrier CD on DL. The title piece 'Automatic Inscription of Speech Melody' is a trio improvisation by Carrier Band based on quotes written in the technical notebooks (1934-1949) of pioneering electronic instrument developer Harald Bode. The piece weaves words and phrases excerpted from the notebooks spoken and vocoded by Peer Bode through the Bode Vocoder. The vocoder transfers speech onto pitched sounds and the VOICE releases the CARRIER sounds. These texts, along with Pauline's electronic sounds created on her Difference Box were mixed with loops and excerpts of Harald Bode's demo tapes and synthesized sounds constructed by Deutsch. The LFO drone heard at the beginning was Pauline's entrance into the piece. 'Earth Orbit' is a quartet improvisation which Dick described as being 'the most fun he's ever had performing' loops and text from Harald Bode's notebooks were once again used along with data sets generated by Deutsch."