Sometimes you just gotta act on inspiration. Upon first watching What Tau Sounds Like, I was inspired by the use of multiple camera viewpoints all connected by music. Just being able to see all the layers fit together and understand how one guy made this beautiful song. And I saw the potential for a unique portrayal of the music and math visually intertwining…
So as an initial music show sketch, I re-edited the video piece for an immersive fulldome environment. While I generally don’t like to put rectangle video footage on the dome, well I figured I should break my own rules and see how far I could push the idea. It was an interesting first experiment in compositing video footage into an immersive experience.
What Tau Sounds Like was originally created by Michael Blake. I did not record the video or audio, I just adapted and enhanced it for the dome. Michael has given me permission to share this video. The footage of the children running is originally from a PSA: Save the Children - Running Around the World.
Original Music Video
Song Available on iTunes Store