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NAME: Patatap

AUTHOR: Jono Brandel, a designer and developer currently part of the Data Arts Team in Google’s Creative Lab,  in collaboration with Lullatone, a duo of music composers based in Nagoya, Japan.

DESCRIPTION: The instructions are very simple: press any key, from A to Z or the space bar, and observe how a sound and its associated abstract shape become a mesmerizing visual show on your screen. Each stroke on the space bar triggers a different color palette which is associated with a unique corpus of sounds. Once you are familiar with the various beats and animations, you will be able to create a proper piece of visual music and might even experience synesthesia. You can also play on the go as the app works on your smartphone or tablet, but it is harder to create a precise beat on the touchscreen than on a proper keyboard.

AMUSEMENT RATE: At first I was so eager to try every sound and see every animation that all I could create was a visual and musical mess nobody could listen to. It took me a little while to realize that stroking a couple of keys at a time in a repetitive fashion actually creates better results, both musically and visually. Find out for yourself by experiencing with Patatap but be careful, you might get lost in it for quite a bit of time. The principle of this “visual instrument” is extremely simple but it is the quality of its sound design and animations that makes it so entertaining. The experiment developed by Jono Brandel makes him a worthy successor of Mondrian, Kandinsky and Fischinger, three artists deeply interested in the correlation between visual art and music.

Source: Co. Design

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By AMUSEMENT

 

patatap3

NAME: Patatap

AUTHOR: Jono Brandel, a designer and developer currently part of the Data Arts Team in Google’s Creative Lab,  in collaboration with Lullatone, a duo of music composers based in Nagoya, Japan.

DESCRIPTION: The instructions are very simple: press any key, from A to Z or the space bar, and observe how a sound and its associated abstract shape become a mesmerizing visual show on your screen. Each stroke on the space bar triggers a different color palette which is associated with a unique corpus of sounds. Once you are familiar with the various beats and animations, you will be able to create a proper piece of visual music and might even experience synesthesia. You can also play on the go as the app works on your smartphone or tablet, but it is harder to create a precise beat on the touchscreen than on a proper keyboard.

AMUSEMENT RATE: At first I was so eager to try every sound and see every animation that all I could create was a visual and musical mess nobody could listen to. It took me a little while to realize that stroking a couple of keys at a time in a repetitive fashion actually creates better results, both musically and visually. Find out for yourself by experiencing with Patatap but be careful, you might get lost in it for quite a bit of time. The principle of this “visual instrument” is extremely simple but it is the quality of its sound design and animations that makes it so entertaining. The experiment developed by Jono Brandel makes him a worthy successor of Mondrian, Kandinsky and Fischinger, three artists deeply interested in the correlation between visual art and music.

Source: Co. Design

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