Working with Hydra this past week has been quite a joy. This visual has been one of my favorites so far, a slowly evolving pattern that grows and grows in richness and complexity. So alive and so beautiful.
Live coding session using bitshift patterns for rhythms and melodic contours.
I’ve been practicing visuals with Olivia Jack‘s wonderful system Hydra the past couple of days and I have been enjoying it very, very much. It’s been a blast to have a higher-level abstraction layer to work with over coding GLSL shaders directly. I suppose a big factor in my joy is that I tend to spend a lot more time with JS than I do GLSL too. 😉
I think knowing some shader programming and practices certainly made learning Hydra a lot quicker than it would have been otherwise. Still, lots to learn and practice. 🙂
Ensemble: Electronic (Blue, Csound)
A quiet meditation developed using four processes made up of bit-shifting and bit-masking operations. The rules, or “laws”, of each process are not complex on their own but together create an intricate texture and rhythm.