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Innovative Audio Visual Processing Assignment

This was a university assignment I received while studying Creative Computing at Goldsmiths College.


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Randomly filling a matrix

Randomly filling a matrix

Moving a 3D shape with audio

Moving a 3D shape with audio

Transforming Matrices

Transforming Matrices

Semi-generative audio with visualisation using flickr images

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My aim with this patch was to create a piece that would be different every time it is run. I also wanted it to be automated so that it was generated by the computer rather than myself tweaking and changing things to the piece sound like I wanted. I have achieved this to a degree but the reason I say it is semi-generative is because the main structure of the piece is governed by timers so to a degree it sounds the same every time because of this structure. Through the use of transratio and colls containing musical keys, I created a random, yet not unpleasant melody. I have used flickr to provide the images for the visualisation because this adds to the generative side. The images are from flickr's public image stream so every time they are downloaded, they will be different. My favorite part of the piece is when the distortion kicks in towards the end. I think this along with the zooming and rotation of the images creates a very interesting visualisation. The use of peakamp from the various different sounds to control the movement, rotation, scale or colour of the images creates the audio visual interaction.

Semi-generative audio with visualisation using flickr images


Notes, etc

I have used freeverb~ created by Olaf Matthes in 'Semi-generative audio with visualisation using flickr images'.

I have used three audio samples from freesound.org: Each of these samples are Creative Commons licensed and are permitted to be used as samples.