Experimental digital artist Kynd has been using code to create art since the late 2000s, and every year of that experience shines through in his elegant new procedural music videos, “locus of everyday life” and “nemumel.”
The video set’s abstract nature is a departure from some of his more concrete digital generations — such as “Auto Portraits,” a series of faces generated from Flickr combined pictures, and his real-time point cloud drawing of Thom Yorke’s head — but they still retain a feeling of structure that suits the atmosphere of the background music.
The videos react to the latest sound sculptures from Sawako, a Japanese electronic artist working within experimental ambient music. “The sound has been gripping and keeping me a little late ever since Sawako shared me the tracks,” Kynd wrote on his site in response Sawako’s latest effort, “nu.it.”
The fruits of Kynd’s passion are these responsive watercolor animations that ebb and flow along with the soundscapes behind them.
Kynd coded the videos using OpenGL and OpenFrameworks, though they’re so smooth that we could have mistaken them for hand-drawn artwork if we didn’t know better. If this is how Kynd responds to relaxing ambient tracks, we can only imagine how he’d interpret a trap beat or ripping metal jam. Or, better, what he’d create after listening to songs created by people’s brainwaves.