Photo Credit: Adinda van 't Klooster
One of two prints created at Northern Print during a short residency. During her time at there Adinda started a new body of work based on the visualisation of sound. She has been exploring this area through the use of drawing and spectograms. A spectrogram is used in auditory neuroscience and gives more information on sound than the standard soundwave as all the simultaneous frequencies are visualised. Spectrograms show pronounced patterns for the voice and are widely regarded as the most revealing visual display of speech. Speech scientists can read voice spectrograms much like musicians read notes.
In this photo etching spectrographic software is used to create a visualisation of the song Adinda’s mother played her most when she was a baby: Sugar Babe by Jesse Colin Young. The lyrics are inserted exactly when they are sung.
This spectrographic rendition of the song also questions how much music informs our attitudes, values and beliefs and suggests this process starts in the womb.