Francis Preve

Sound designer. Producer. Professor. Journalist. Author.

 

Scapes

Scapes are electronic recreations of natural, acoustic sounds — with absolutely no recorded material. Every element is entirely synthesized, much like a painter creates a landscape or portrait.

Read about the origins of the Scape art form:
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All project files require Ableton Live 9.7 or newer and Operator or Suite.

 
 
Rainy City Walk (2017)

Rainy City Walk (2017)

This is a detailed simulation of a person in high heels, walking though a rainy urban landscape. As the walk progresses, the various sounds of the city pass by.


Midsummer Night (2017)

This scape is a recreation of a warm summer night, with crickets, cicadas, frogs, and a few bottle rockets in the distance.

Midsummer Night (2017)

Summer Brook (2017)

Summer Brook (2017)

This project recaptures the sound of a babbling brook, with birdsong and chirping mixed into the soundscape.


The Haunting (2015)

An homage to the 1963 thriller "The Haunting". In the middle of a stormy night, a grandfather clock chimes midnight and all hell breaks loose.

The Haunting (2015)