Precious by Kendra Raczek

COURSE: Art 448: Coding for Graphic Design

MEDIUM: Generative Drawing and Sound Visualization

Precious is a special futuristic visualization of the song Precious (Overture) by the K-Pop group ATEEZ (에이티즈). It used Processing, a language and development environment created by Casey Reas and Ben Fry. To analyze frequency and amplitude from the mp3 file, I used the Minim sound library with Processing. I incorporated AudioPlayer, FFT (Fourier Transform), as well as Audio Input and Output from the Minim library into the generative drawing. In the composition itself, I created a particle class for the numerous “stars” that move toward the audience and rotate.

Much of Precious reacts instantaneously with the amplitude of the various frequencies of sound input, used as parameters for size, numbers of elements, and speed. Certain elements focus on higher-pitched (frequency) sounds, while others are affected only by the volume of the bass tones. Precious mixes these sound-dependent elements with smooth and constant lines floating around the screen, creating a busy composition that draws the eye into a new universe. The color palette was chosen to align with ATEEZ’s album aesthetic, as well as the translated lyrics of the song, It’s already at the end We need more light Along the route we’ve been through so many times We’re standing in front of a new beginning Yeah, the lights gathered produce this color Follow your dreams. We run endlessly Put your feet together in front of the journey and put your hands up to the end…