New Algorithm Creates Captivating Visual Music Video in Real-Time

In a new attempt to deviate from tradition, German duo Meier & Erdmann has released an algorithm-based music video for their new electronic single, “Howler Monkey.” The video features an ever-changing landscape of nature and megalithic architecture that directly corresponds with the audio frequency at play. The visuals have been generated in sync with the music, based on properties analyzed from the spectrum of sound.

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The innovative temporal audio and visual synchronization video was designed by Spanish visual artist Victor Doval, a.k.a., Productions Luminosas, whom used diverse frequency bands to algorithmically define the landscape's visual parameters. "The initial idea came from the understanding of music as a temporal journey, a changing landscape that is perceived via the ears," wrote Doval in the video's description.

Doval worked with both Processing and Blender in order to manage and translate this flow of data by efficiently employing Blender’s Sverchok add-on. For example, whenever a snare sound hits in the song, a square, black Stonehengian structure emerges in real-time with the expanding landscape.

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Victor Doval revealed his impression of this new music video experience in saying, “From sunrise to sunrise the video offers a dreamy trip that opens doors for contemplation and to emotions the track might evoke." The harmonic evolution of the track corresponds with a 24-hour time lapse spanning just 290 seconds.

Watch the full video below:

 


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