Virtual Installation - Gymnopedie No.1 Abstracted

Virtual Installation - Gymnopedie No. 1 Abstracted from George Toledo on Vimeo.



This is a piece of animation which has been programmed with Quartz Composer, and is accompanied by a version of Satie's Gymnopedie No. 1 from the public domain (yay Archive.org), which I have liberally decimated and sonically warped. I would have typically done something like this myself on keys, but I didn't have any around at the time/place that I did this, so I went poking around, and had the fun idea of doing some really bad pitch/formant/distortion weirdness with this file.

The idea was to present something that like a fairly realistic wall/canvas setting as found in a museum, with multiple camera perspectives, as well as shifts in "reality" perspective. I also wanted to have a sense of the there being a living paint which adheres to the implied canvass square, but then grows into the room. It's also a little tongue in cheek in some ways.

The only thing that is really outside of the normal Quartz Compose palette is use of kinemeGL Tools for some alpha blending and field of view, and the v002 for some blurs. This was rendered in Quartz Crystal, and I did a dub of the audio with iMovie.

The music is from a royalty free collection, which I have warped with some heavy handed audio engineering.