Thursday, March 9, 2017

Asah & Raeq performance documentation

It's been awhile since I've posted anything.  I finally have performance documentation page on my site for the Asah and Raeq concert collaboration I had with Noniko.  This was a really awesome video game inspired concert with visualizations that spanned across 7 different pieces of music.

Check out the latest update on my site here:

And you can also watch the complete performance on Noniko's Youtube here:

Sunday, August 21, 2016

A city at night - my next visualization project

It's been awhile since I've had the chance to blog or start on any new visualizations.  Got a new job which has been going well and finally settled in to a new routine.  I have a bunch of new projects I've been looking to start and I'm finally in a position to do so.

Vincet Laforet is an incredible aerial photographer.  I'm sure many of you have seen his works from the AIR project.  If you haven't, I've linked a few below.  Definitely check out his site where you can see many more images and order his book AIR or lithographs. 

The use of tilt shift is really great especially in his New York City shots.  I thought it would be really cool to have a music visualization which procedurally generates a city to music.  Various buildings would rise up with different shapes and architectural designs based on changes in the audio.

I'm also looking to explore compound actions and patterns in my visualizations.  This is something I've briefly scraped the surface of this concept in the past, but I've never fully gotten it to work or look great so hopefully I can get it to shine in this visualization.  The idea is to have different visuals react when certain thresholds are met, or when a more complex series of events and thresholds are met.  Music has so many layers and intricacies which can often be hard clearly visualize.  I'm looking to develop a more complex system of thresholds and events that can spawn additional unique visuals that in turn could spawn their own unique systems.  It's very similar to a fractal or an L-system.  Well, much more to come on all this.  Please check out Vincent's work and stay tuned for the visualization inspired by his work!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

A new VR experience - Bjork's Vulnicura

This isn't a music visualization, but it is really cool.  Check out Bjork's newest VR experience.  I had the opportunity and privilege to work on this project.  It's great to see it getting released.  Please check it out and I hope you enjoy!  Thanks to River Studios for the opportunity to work on this too.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Noniko Hsu: Video Game, Movie, and Flute

So it's been a long time since I've posted anything.  Unfortunately I've been swamped with two jobs.  One of them just finished and they have a released a short making-of introduction video.  Check it out on YouTube below.  There are lots more videos coming in the next month about this concert so stay tuned.