Art Part Deux: The Update

The art show on Friday went well. We didn’t face any technical difficulties, the art was good, the music was good. I played keys with The Novelist, and our performance went well. Jake Hand recorded it and it actually sounds great for a little stereo mic. I’ll post the full recording when it’s uploaded.

Also, I modified the original visualization a little bit. It was really just a starting point, and once I got all the technical kinks worked out (related to analyzing the audio spectrum data without playing the audio in real-time) I was able to modify the visuals a bit. As you might have noticed, the original was based partially on Brendan Dawes’ Sonic Dots – with some important modifications – but based on it nonetheless. I changed the code up to add some different flare, and I was in the process of changing it more when I ran out of room on my hard drive. Processing tried to save my sketch and since there was no room, it actually deleted all of my code. I can re-write (probably best to refactor now anyway), but this was two days before the show and I took it as a sign that I should just get on with it and turn in what I had. I ended up displaying both versions because I couldn’t decide which I liked more. Here’s version two of the visualization based on Jesse Cohen‘s “My First Music Toy.”

Music, Media, Art, Technology

I’m in NYC. My band, The Weather Inside, played last night at Kenny’s Castaways in Greenwich Village. I’m staying in Brooklyn with a friend, and I will be attending OFFF NYC in early November. Jonathan is coming up for the conference too, as well as some coworkers/pals.

I don’t have much technical content to present right now. I’ve been working on a few interesting things, including a financial charting application, but it seems that my right brain is taking precedence in the winter months – as is usually the case. I’ll post something technical when I feel I’ve got something important to share.

Cheers for now. Go to OFFF!