Sound calligraphies are hand-drawn voices which can be sonificated.
Based on spectrograms of spoken words a calligraphic sign system is created. The calligraphies become audible during a live performance.
Spectrograms of words become hand-drawn sound calligraphies.
During the sonification of the hand drawings, speech sound becomes audible
- the drawing turns into an artificial voice.
Apart from the poetic-performative aspect of “drawing voices”, the constructing role of the brain during speech perception becomes apparent.
In the live performance the calligraphies are filmed and sonificated by an
inverse fast fourier transformation.