Final Project: REDBONE

My final project originally started as an exploration of random curves generated through noise which would transform over time and create a composition. This process was going to be installed in a dark room (the one under the Doherty stairs) but my project transformed over time. As I was working on this code, I listen to music (something that I love dearly- and has been a part of my artistic practice and evolution as an artist by constantly providing inspiration and also helping me grow in understanding different forms of art). Recently Childish Gambino came out with his new album Awaken My Love which was a completely unexpected psychedelic experimental funk album. One of the tracks, Redbone caught my attention. You know when you sometimes feel that visceral feeling when listening to music? Like when you really vibe with something and you just wanna feel it. That’s how I felt when listening to this album. I decided to change gears knowing how we did a sound visualizer and I worked with WEBGL also for a prior project I decided to tackle Redbone. I was inspired by the aesthetics of the album cover and then the code analyzes the amplitude of the song so the visuals fluctuate as well as changes with elapsed seconds.  I really wanted to install this in the room under the stairs in Doherty with sheets that would make a somewhat domelike ceiling which this would then be projected straight up on. It would be meant to be experienced lying down with speakers surrounding all sides of you to really encapsulate the entirety of the song and to attempt to spark a tangible reaction from the audience of the piece. Unfortunately- I fractured my foot this weekend and that was not possible so please try and imagine my final vision!

Awaken My Love Cover:

Article on Redbone/ Awaken My Love:

http://www.complex.com/music/2016/11/childish-gambino-new-song-redbone

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/07/arts/music/review-childish-gambino-awaken-my-love-donald-glover.html

Visualizer:

http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/anathani/3dvisualizer/

Code:

http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/anathani/3dvisualizer/sketch.js

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