A lot of progression has happened in terms of concept for my final major project. I'm shifting my focus to a performance visual art piece. This is mainly due to the gig I played with Louis Sterling the other week. Why so? Well it was a lot of fun, I want to do it more and performances are engaging experience. I'm not sure I'm going to completely ditch the generative aspect, but I think if the performance side is a struggle to get together I'll have to drop the generative side.
So whats the new idea? I want to use multiple channels of audio to add coloured lines that are moving to the sound of the music. Using the visuals I did for Louis as a foundation (which is pretty much what I just described) I started building a new patch with colour added. How I did it was by duplicating the Geometry sending them to their own renders, then added a level top. I sent all the geometry to a composite. The level top can be used to change the colour of TOPs. I then sent all the geometry to a composite to bring them all together. The Idea is that each channel of audio has its own colour and vibration (from the sound). This will then create complex coloured patters.
I have a couple of instrumentalists interested in helping with the performances. Ebony Grace & Josh Thomas from The Case of Us will be bringing the sound to life with synthesisers. Charles Kew & Rosie Robinson have also said they will help out, but as of now it's not clear. I'm Also thinking about asking my friend El Goraicy if he would like to play synth too.
Written By Jack Cleary