Unravel by Daniel Chu

COURSE: ART 448: Coding for Graphic Design


I constructed this piece using Kevin Stadler’s Processing Sound library. The melody waves and drum pulses were both constructed using overlapping bezier curves. A filter is applied by modifying pixels after the shapes have been rendered, creating the dark ring for the record and heavily modifying the curves’ shape and color.

Unravel is my take on transforming music into a two dimensional medium. I chose 孤独の発明 by toe for it’s compositional complexity as well its emotional neutrality. My piece combines the appearance and audio sensation of a rotating record. The two halves together depict the melody’s flow as it unstrings and restrings itself into the company of the drums.

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