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Playground 5

Audio Visualization

Closed Circles

Closed Circles falls in the series we created to test elemental visuals reacting to sound and how this conglomeration of sight and sound affected the viewer’s perception. There is no doubt music evokes various emotions in the human system triggering different behaviors and experiences that are subconsciously buried deep inside the human brain. Here it’s important to mention that music not only affects the humans but anything that is leaving and breathing. Well, one can argue it can shatter a glass as well, but that’s more towards the theory of sound with a resonant frequency, a discussion for another day.

The track was Closed Circles from the amazing glitch-hop artist Clozee. Here the music is made with distorted sounds elements, noise, crashes and scratches to name a few and then put on the hip-hop beat to produce some teasing artifactual music.

Here we chose repeated layers of circles placed on one another to drive the visual interest. The circles are the primitive geometric form, also the most basic form of nature which drives motion and is the most symmetrical. This idea of symmetry is most inherent to a circle, that one aspect of a system can change while another remains constant. The idea of natural laws themselves, rely on the forms of symmetry that mean the same forces will apply to you as they do to me, independently of our position in space or time.

These circles would then groove to the music distorting one another and reacting to the most minute elements as we seamlessly move through different layers of circles in time and each layer showing up for a particular artifact in sound.