generative images (2015)

This project temps to represent evolving music information within a single image frame, in the hope to capture the subjective and perceptual qualities of time expressed in music. Each image in this series is generated based on a musical passage from Nicolas Scherzinger’s 'inter-sax-tive'. For a given moment in time, its spectrum of frequencies is analyzed and used as the input to construct visual elements with various characteristics. As the music progress, the visual elements accumulate and are composed into a single image that reflects the music material within a defined duration of time, allowing viewers to perceive music passage from a single viewpoint, rather than a linear experience of time.

The title of the project, named from the Italian musical term agitato, depicts the restless agitated style of the music.

Created by:
Rebecca Ruige Xu
Sean Hongsheng Zhai

Nicolas Scherzinger


Part I

music from inter-sax-tive: sax-improv1

Part II

music from inter-sax-tive: sax-improv1

Part III

music from inter-sax-tive: sax-bubbles