Intervallic Demon with piano


    Intervallic Demon with piano

    Graphics reacting to the bass, piano, guitar, and three other intervallic demon instruments.
    Graphics reacting to the bass, piano, guitar, and three other intervallic demon instruments.

    The third in a series of Intervallic Demon videos by Joel Fairstein that generate new music in realtime. Tempo and instruments change frequently in a panorama of texture, density, and color. This version adds piano, which helps bind the instrumental palette. Vizzie graphics react specifically to the individual instrument parts and twist into hieroglyphs over a moonscape.
    Max made this project possible. Seven patches in Max generate MIDI in realtime, controlling a virtual rock orchestra and reactive graphics. Utilizing focused randomization of timing and dynamics, from master clock to individual percussion instruments, a natural, expressive feel was an attainable goal. Max offered all the programming tools for building this year-long algorithmic music and video project.