Tabla Visuals Presentation 3

I used Max to record the titles ‘Tabla Visuals’ and ‘Future Plans’, so I played tabla and the text is animated, fades in and out. All the copy below is also displayed by the tabla being played, the text appears as I play the tabla. In between the text I show examples of the visuals I have created.

So below is the text I used in my presentation plus links to all but one of the tabla visual examples. The quality is not as good but it gives you the ideas.


Tabla Visuals


My work consists of music visuals created by the sounds of Indian tabla drums. The beats/sounds of the drums played (live) will control and affect the visuals to be displayed. The images are my own videos, photographs, and hand drawn images.


I have intentionally kept the images I use as ‘organic’, ‘real’ pictures. I use the computer to create variations, control the images and use effects on them.


Max/jitter analyses the audio coming from the tabla and each beat controls videos, photographs and drawings.


I believe the viewer of my work will see a definite link between the visuals and the tabla beats. The visuals and the music complete and complement each other and become ‘one’.


Future Plans


I intend to continue working and exploring with Max/Jitter, for example analysis of the pitch, motion tracking and analysis of other instruments and vocals. I also intend to use new visuals and improve my tabla playing skills for live performances.


I am keen to create collaborations with other musicians, artist, photographers and dancers. Once I have created an online exhibition/portfolio, I will approach practising musicians and artist whom I think will be particularly interested in my work. This, as well as getting work at exhibitions, screenings and online is very important as this will give me motivation, focus and more ideas.

New Circle:

Future Plans: (sound has gone weird)


Text Example: (sound has gone weird)

Random Steps:

Shadow Dance:

Tabla Sky:


~ by deodesign on May 6, 2008.

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