Circle of Times
Circle of Times [excerpt]
Time is the subject in this realtime algorithmic audiovisual composition. Various interpretations of time are explored. The mathematical structure somewhat resembles a giant mechanical clock. It makes you feel small and rethink the big influence that time has in our lives. The structure feels threatening, as if eventually it might take over…
The 24-hour clock is the backbone of the composition. When using the length of days and years of the planets in our solar-system in ratio to earth, and scaling those ratios back to a shorter period of time, a rhythmic pattern emerges. This pattern triggers the events. When an event is triggered, the current second is used to draw lines inside a circle. Multiply every point in the circle with that current second, then draw a line to the answer. The sounddesign is build with a large amount of resonators that are either driven with noise, an impulse, or saw/rect waveforms.
Released during the Bring Your Own Beamer festival in Utrecht, Netherlands.