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Free Instrument Transforms Whalesong Using Granular Synthesis #MusicMonday

To say “whale’s sing” might be an anthropocentric way of talking about the amazing sounds whales make. Whalesong has dialects, individual whales have names, and the sound communicate meaning. In other words, it’s a language. So while it may sound like singing, a more accurate way of describing what’s going on would be to say: whales talk. But they talk very beautifully.

Spitfire Audio has created a set of sounds created from whalesong. Here’s more from Spitfire Audio:

Commissioned by The National Theatre and composer Jherek Bischoff, this unique collection of haunting textures has been created from recordings of whalesong — transformed using granular synthesis. They formed the bedrock of Bischoff’s breathtaking score for the stage adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane https://www.oceanwestend.com/ — bringing to life the horror and beauty of the narrative.

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Granular Whalesong at Spitfire Audio


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