VISUAL SOUNDS OF THE AMAZON
In May of 2016 I traveled from Finland to Brazil and deep into the Amazon rain forest to find and record some of the most exotic birds in the world. After several months in the studio I created this series of animated visualizations of the bird sounds recorded.
Below is a collection of stills from the project
Still from screening at "Render" festival Lima Peru
Sketches, photos and inspiration
VISUAL SOUNDS OF FINLAND
After my 5 week journey to Finland in April / May this year recording bird sounds I have created a series of animations which will be exhibited at the Nature centre in Haltia opening 11th August 2016. Below is the first screening and some stills.
SYNTHETIC NATURE PART ONE
The latest visual sound art piece from Andy Thomas has been inspired by Australian flora and fauna. It is nature digitized. Sounds recorded in nature have been run through computers and electronically manipulated. Computer generated 3D imagery swirls and contorts to the sounds creating semi-abstract interpretations of native plants.
NIGHTINGALE AND CANARY
Australian artist Andy Thomas specializes in creating ‘audio life forms’: beautiful abstract shapes that react to sounds. In this animated short, he visualizes two recorded bird sounds from the archives of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (beeldengeluid.nl) in Hilversum.
The Nightingale & Canary video was produced to inspire creative industries professionals to submit their own projects to a Europe-wide re-use competition, organised by the Europeana Creative project [europeanacreative.eu]. All submitted projects make use of archival material available via Europeana (europeana.eu), Europe's gateway to digitized cultural heritage.
This video was made possible with co-funding from the European Union, through the ICT Policy Support Programme as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme
ECHOES. BIRD SOUNDS REMIXED
Bird sounds captured using a digital audio recorder and fed into a computer to activate particle effects.