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Sound design and music for an experimental animation

Fusion at Flash Vallisaari - Photo: Lauri Tuomiranta
Fusion at Flash Vallisaari – Photo: Lauri Tuomiranta

Fusion is a collaboration with Tuomas Tuomiranta, who coded the animation with Processing. The data was used to create the sounds by me with Max. The data from Processing was transferred to Max in real time by OSC. I did several renditions of the data, and composed the final sound design from the renders, so that it would flow well with the dynamic of the animation.

The foundation of the sound track are the actual colors and their frequencies, which appear in the music as if the colors would have been directly translated into sound. The changing properties of the animation elements also were used to shape the sounds.

Fusion Max patch
Fusion Max patch

Not long after we started the collaboration, there became an opportunity to exhibit the piece. Fusion premiered at Flash Vallisaari on the 21st of September 2018.

By Janne Särkelä

Sanara Creations is the professional dimension of sound designer, producer and artist Sarana / Janne Särkelä.

Tools: Logic, Cubase , Pro Tools, Photoshop, Illustrator, GIMP, Final Cut, Premiere, Max/MSP/Jitter, Plogue Bidule, Flash/AS, CSS, HTML, PHP, Javascript, jQuery, OSX/Win/Linux, Arduino, Processing, Captivate, Storyline.

Janne resides in Helsinki, Finland at the moment, and works at Digital Lessons Finland as the Senior Technical Developer.