Audio: Dave Stitch - AEROLITH. From the album Nonlinearthe (2020)
Animation: Andy Harper

This collaboration was exhibited and at the @lcbdepot in Feb / March 2021.

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I completed this animated music video early 2021 for @dvstch / Tigerforce records. The track Aerolith is part of a series of animations from his album: Nonlinearthe, all featuring an augmented reality layer. This is a multi layered audio-driven piece - and also forms part of ongoing work in emergent tech that I am conducting with Dave.
The project started as investigating what a digital Oscilloscope could look like.

"The main purpose of an oscilloscope is to graph an electrical signal as it varies over time. Most scopes produce a two-dimensional graph with time on the x-axis and voltage on the y-axis."
I started with this simple idea  -a basic grid of X and Y,  I created an oscillation from this grid from the audio triggering displacement on different axis' and other parameters.  
As a result of experimenting, eventually this lo-fi aesthetic developed.  A couple of tracks featured warm and delicate chords. I really wanted to represent what they sounded like visually, so the animations started to become more minimal, soft and delicate. 

There's a recurring the circle:  Dave's live version of Aerolith uses a circle - my version borrowed from this and as a result - all of the animated tracks on the NONLINEARTHE album revolve around the circle as an anchor. 

The circle is a universal symbol with extensive meaning.  It represents the notions of totality, wholeness, original perfection, the Self, the infinite, eternity, timelessness, all cyclic movement. 'God is a circle whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere' -Hermes Trismegistus

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