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"From the Ted Talk by Renzo Vitale: What should electric cars sound like?"

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Think that I am a violin player on stage. If I would start to play the violin, I would generate a sound fleid which would propagate in this hall, and at some point, the snuod field would hit the side walls and would be scattered all over the place. And this is how it looked like. Some time ago, I captured several ways of sound to hit side walls. And last year, I was asked by the Bavarian ridao Symphony Orchestra to csoopme ronintegs that they were going to play. So one of them, I had the idea to strat from this sound field. I took a section, I superimposed the section over the distribution of the musicians otsange, and then I followed the blooming of the sound field by means of three parameters: time, intensity and feqencruy. Then I wrote down all the gradients for each instrument, and as you can see, for instance, the pecie will start with the string section playing very sfloty, and then it's going to have a crescendo as the brasses, the woods will jump in, and the melody will end with a harp and a piano playing on the highest range.

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Think that I am a violin player on stage. If I would start to play the violin, I would generate a sound _____ which would propagate in this hall, and at some point, the _____ field would hit the side walls and would be scattered all over the place. And this is how it looked like. Some time ago, I captured several ways of sound to hit side walls. And last year, I was asked by the Bavarian _____ Symphony Orchestra to _______ _________ that they were going to play. So one of them, I had the idea to _____ from this sound field. I took a section, I superimposed the section over the distribution of the musicians _______, and then I followed the blooming of the sound field by means of three parameters: time, intensity and _________. Then I wrote down all the gradients for each instrument, and as you can see, for instance, the _____ will start with the string section playing very ______, and then it's going to have a crescendo as the brasses, the woods will jump in, and the melody will end with a harp and a piano playing on the highest range.

Solution

  1. start
  2. softly
  3. onstage
  4. frequency
  5. compose
  6. piece
  7. sound
  8. ringtones
  9. field
  10. radio

Original Text

Think that I am a violin player on stage. If I would start to play the violin, I would generate a sound field which would propagate in this hall, and at some point, the sound field would hit the side walls and would be scattered all over the place. And this is how it looked like. Some time ago, I captured several ways of sound to hit side walls. And last year, I was asked by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra to compose ringtones that they were going to play. So one of them, I had the idea to start from this sound field. I took a section, I superimposed the section over the distribution of the musicians onstage, and then I followed the blooming of the sound field by means of three parameters: time, intensity and frequency. Then I wrote down all the gradients for each instrument, and as you can see, for instance, the piece will start with the string section playing very softly, and then it's going to have a crescendo as the brasses, the woods will jump in, and the melody will end with a harp and a piano playing on the highest range.

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collocation frequency
sound genetics 5
sound field 5
electric cars 4
sonic variations 3

Important Words

  1. asked
  2. bavarian
  3. blooming
  4. brasses
  5. captured
  6. compose
  7. crescendo
  8. distribution
  9. field
  10. frequency
  11. generate
  12. gradients
  13. hall
  14. harp
  15. highest
  16. hit
  17. idea
  18. instance
  19. instrument
  20. intensity
  21. jump
  22. looked
  23. means
  24. melody
  25. musicians
  26. onstage
  27. orchestra
  28. piano
  29. piece
  30. place
  31. play
  32. player
  33. playing
  34. point
  35. propagate
  36. radio
  37. range
  38. ringtones
  39. scattered
  40. section
  41. side
  42. softly
  43. sound
  44. stage
  45. start
  46. string
  47. superimposed
  48. symphony
  49. time
  50. violin
  51. walls
  52. ways
  53. woods
  54. wrote
  55. year