RedTratos is a work realized for the net that is inside the CVC (Cento Virtual Cervantes) from the “Instituto Cervantes”, institution of the Spanish Government.
The “REDTRATOS” was designed, as Visual Poetry by Eduardo Scala, and as Sound Art by Emiliano del Cerro. The central part is dedicated to Cervantes and has audio files attached to the visual poem and plays with the name of Cervantes and with phonemes and syllables from its name. The piece is divided in three parts.
RED-TRATOS offers interactivity, net art, sound art, visual poetry, and give the opportunity to play with sound, poetry, and image. It offers also, a part as Virtual Reality (VRML), where the visitor of the page can interact with sound, poetry and Visual aspects of the project.
It offers sound synthesis, image processing and net sensors to play with.
The First part (“Cervantesfera”) is lineal and the music follows the visual exposition of the poem.
The Second part (“Cubo”) have some 3-D aspects, and interactive possibilities, and the music includes some new elements that change with the movement of the cube.
The Third part (“Folia Gris”) is an interesting game with visual images, 3-D aspects and music that follows the text as an interactive computer screen.
In this third part, the name of Cervantes is written with fonts from the same time of Cervantes, and the music is recorded as an audio file and it sounds according the movement of the mouse in the computer screen.
The computer has several sensors in the screen and the user and player of the poem, moves the mouse around the screen and he/she can go even inside the fonts with different sound motives every time the visual poem is changing.
The sound comes from digital and synthesized audio files and from digitally processed voice recorded over the poems and the name of Cervantes.
The piece pioneered the sound art and visual art, and was one of the first examples to combine both types of art in an interactive world that can be visited at the World Wide Web.
This paper will explain how the project was developed with special information in sound technology and the distribution of sensors over the computer screen. This article will explicate the software used with technical and artistic details. In the same way, the article and presentation will include a vision of the work with examples of sound and images from this project.