A program designed by Giuseppina Mancuso and
implemented by Paola Magillo
(C) Worldwide Copyright - All rights reserved
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What is SoundWord
SoundWord is a totally new and original musical program.
It allows all people, including those with no musical background,
to create, listen to, print and send their own music.
Its uniqueness comes from the fact that, if you write either one word
or a whole text, this is automatically transformed into music.
SoundWord is a program covered by worldwide copyright, designed
by Giuseppina Mancuso and implemented by Paola Magillo.
The complete distribution SoundWord
contains the following functionalities:
In order to know how SoundWord has been born and other information,
read the paper.
Either directly write the text to be translated, or load it from a file.
Save the text on a file.
Translate the text into music.
Facilities to modify the produced music, save it on a file, and reload it.
Inverse translation of music into a text.
Play the music either with or without accompaniment.
Save the music on a "Midi" file, which can be played with standard
programs for computer music.
Official presentation of SoundWord
SoundWord has been officially presented on
September 20, 2001 at DISI
(Computer and Information Science Department) of the University of Genova,
SoundWord has been written in the Java language, version 1.2.
Thanks to the portability of code written in Java,
SoundWord can run indifferently under Windows, Linux, etc.
In order to be executed, SoundWord needs:
The Java run-time environment alone is sufficient to execute the
program, to visualize the music, and to write the music onto Midi files.
The audio board and the program for playing Midi files are necessary
in order to listen to the produced music.
The Java run-time environment, version 1.1., which can
be obtained for free fron the network
An audio board installed
For more details, see the
istructions for installation.
You can download the file SWDEMO.ZIP
for a demo version.
The same instructions apply as the ones
for installing the program. Only the file names change:
SWDEMO.ZIP instead of SOUNDWRD.ZIP and
SoundWordDemo instead of SoundWord.
Musical pieces produced by SoundWord