Towards the conception of a vocal synthesizer: Problems and prospects

Anastasia Georgaki

Ionian University , Music Department
Old Fortress, 49100 Corfu, Greece


In this paper we will discuss current research on the synthesis of the singing voice, its technical problems and esthetic issues, and the perspective of creating a vocal synthesizer which could be accessible to composers, musicians and musicologists, as a creative tool for composing, performing, and interpreting forgotten voice techniques of various cultures and bygone times.

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