Generative Music Video Features Landscapes Of Sound

Official music video for Howler Monkey, by Meier & Erdmann.

Video created by Victor Doval.

Here’s what Doval has to say about the video:

The video shows a landscape created synchronously with the music. The generation of the visuals is based on the sound spectrum. The diverse frequency bands have been used to algorithmically define the visual parameters such as geometries, materials and lightings.

Through this sonic analysis and spectral decomposition each element and texture of the track has been visually processed.

The whole sequence has been created in a procedural way, where the definition of every part has been based on mathematical integrations.

To manage all this data flow I worked with Processing and Blender. The Blender add-on Sverchok has been the cornerstone in the creation and transformation of the geometry.

The initial idea came from the understanding of music as a temporal journey, a changing landscape that is perceived via the ears. The track Howler Monkey written and performed by Meier & Erdmann invites the listener to travel through the subjective/individual and the abstract.

The harmonic evolution of the track is associated with a 24 hour time lapse experienced in 290 seconds. From sunrise to sunrise the video offers a dreamy trip that opens doors for contemplation and to emotions the track might evoke.

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