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Author Topic: Whitney Music Box - Flash Visualization of Music  (Read 2689 times)


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Whitney Music Box - Flash Visualization of Music
« on: October 12, 2006, 11:16 PM »
I don't really understand this but it's interesting.

This weekend I’ve been playing, once again, with the ideas of experimental film pioneer John Whitney, using both graphics and audio. While Whitney was interested in turning musical ideas into motion graphics, I’m doing the inverse — turning one of his key animation ideas back into music.

Whitney made a number of films based around the simple idea of harmonic relationships. Above is a visual example of one his ideas that I implemented in Flash.



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Re: Whitney Music Box - Flash Visualization of Music
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2006, 03:20 AM »
Hmm, that's actually really cool. Did you check out all the varations?

I've always been fascinated by the visualization of audio and the audioization (ok, not a word :P) of visuals. I remember a guy named Golan Levin who did some really amazing work at MIT with similar kind of stuff: The "Audio Visual Environment Suite" and "Scribble Performance" are the things to check out. Not sure if the videos are on there anymore, but he has a lot of other cool projects (like a font synthesis system) that are worth checking out too. I presume YouTube or Google Video have mirrors of his stuff too, if it's not there anymore. Hmm, yep

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