Song Portraits

Song Portraits is a generative art series made with Processing that explores the utilization of sound as an artist’s brush. My algorithm takes a music file in as an input, and draws the corresponding sound wave when a beat is detected. The opacity of the stroke is correlated to the the amplitude of the sound wave. The color mapping is dependent on the Fast Fourier Transform of the sound wave. The overlapping sound wave brush strokes result in stunning visual patterns.