In preparation for Saturday night's performance, I've decided to revisit an old favourite: "The Sky Falling" (2006).
The Max/MSP realisation of "The Sky Falling" consists of a main patch which triggers samples of the phonemes which make up the poem (i.e. the, sk, y, fal, ling, etc.) When a triggered sample has finished playback it relay triggers the next sample in series after a short delay. The short delay creates a pause between phonemes (fal-ling)and assembled words (falling-into), this allows the semblance of the poem to sound more like a realistic speech pattern. Each of the phoneme samples are stored in sub patcher where the relay trigger time can be set and the sound of the phoneme can be altered with a biquad filter and comb filter.
I did some documentation last night, but I don't have time to upload it today. Check back here in a couple of days.
Main patch + subpatchers
The inside of the main patch
The inside of one of the subpatchers