Exploration of Trans-Sensory Mappings

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This paper explores the way music can be translated into a sequence of images. A general approach is described that associates various structures captured by different sense modalities. This approach is illustrated by examples from vision and audition. Music and sets of images are digitalized and represented as forms in multidimensional spaces. A mapping, which preserves the dissimilarities in each space, is then defined and an algorithm that can approximate the optimal fit is proposed. An example that maps a set of photos of different versions of the wire chair on various Mozart variations is given.

Exploration of Trans-Sensory Mappings

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    Which of these images corresponds best to the song Happy Birthday to You? And why? This figure is published in color in the online version.

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    Unraveling Bolero by Anne Adams. UCSF Memory and Aging Center. This figure is published in color in the online version.

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    Set of random points mapped on an inverted U-shape.

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    Thirty-three variants of the wire chair (Paris, December 2015). This figure is published in color in the online version.

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    Representation of the 12 variations of Mozart from Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients.

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    Representation of 33 variants of the wire chair with an image analysis package. This figure is published in color in the online version.

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    Association of an extract of Mozart variations with wire chairs. This figure is published in color in the online version.

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    Quality of the representation of the six Mozart variations. High values indicate bad fits.

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