"Analysis-by-synthesis of timbre, timing and dynamics

in expressive clarinet performance "

 

 

 

Mathieu Barthet 1, Philippe Depalle 1,2

Richard Kronland-Martinet 1, Sølvi Ystad 1

 

1 CNRS - Laboratoire de Mécanique et d'Acoustique, Marseille, France

 2 Sound Processing and Control Laboratory, McGill University , Montréal, (Qc), Canada

 

Scores

 

Score of Bach excerpt

 

This excerpt is the first musical phrase of the Allemande movement from Bach's Suite II for Cello (BWV. 1008). The adaptation for clarinet is from U. Delécluse.

 

 

 

Score of Mozart excerpt

 

This excerpt is taken from the Larghetto movement from Mozart's Quintet for Clarinet and Strings (KV. 581). The first musical phrase (first four bars) was selected to generate the sound stimuli.

 

 

Sound Examples

 

Analysis-synthesis model

 

Original recorded performance

Sound Example 1

Resynthesis with the residual part

Sound Example 2

Residual part

Sound Example 3

Resynthesis with frozen instantaneous frequencies

Sound Example 4

 

Sound stimuli

 

Transformation description

Stimuli

Bach excerpt

Mozart excerpt

No transformation

M0

Sound Example 5

Sound Example 13

Freezing of the Spectral Centroid (TT )

MT

Sound Example 6

Sound Example 14

Canceling of the IOI deviations (TR)

MR

Sound Example 7

Sound Example 15

Compression of the dynamics (TD)

MD

Sound Example 8

Sound Example 16

Combination of TT and TR

MTR

Sound Example 9

Sound Example 17

Combination of TT and TD

MTD

Sound Example 10

Sound Example 18

Combination of TR and TD

MRD

Sound Example 11

Sound Example 19

Combination of TT , TR and TD

MTRD

Sound Example 12

Sound Example 20