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This paper describes a simple technique for the sonification of branching structures in plants. The example is intended to illustrate a qualitative definition of best practices for sonification aimed at the production of musical material. Visually manifest results of tree growth are modelled and subsequently mapped to pitch, time, and amplitude. Sample results are provided in symbolic music notation.


This work was originally published in Proceedings of the 2009 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC 2009), Montréal, Canada, August 16-21, 2009, Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor, pp. 203-206. Online ISSN: 2223-3881. Permalink:



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