This video is an excerpt from Fritz McGirr's Senior Thesis Recital. The piece is "Michi" by Keiko Abe.
The visuals projected by Fritz are generated by a program I wrote using MaxMSP/Jitter. The program takes an incoming audio signal and breaks it into five frequency bands corresponding to the range of the marimba.
The amplitude of these different bands controls three different visual concepts. Fritz and I agreed to keep the visuals aesthetically simple. The three programs (fading circles, moving rectangles, and a growing tree-branch), in addition to being generated live, can be mixed and effected on the fly.
This video was recorded in the University of Michigan's Duderstadt Video Studio and edited by Fritz McGirr.
Performance by Fritz McGirr
Camera Direction by Jacques Mersereau
Lighting Design by Jeff Alder
Sound Tracked and Mixed by Dave Greenspan
Video edited by Fritz McGirr
Program Visuals by William Stanton