Video

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.

The video is part of Sound Connections (bit.ly/1wD3hsn), one of 5 pilots developed within the Europeana Creative project (bit.ly/1xgUxTW).

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.