Drippy white lined audio waves are drawn across the screen in realtime, generated from microphone input, as a throbbing ever-changing ellipse responds to sound with shifts in shape and color. A haunting modal melody for oboe is accompanied by dramatic percussion and acoustic bass. This 32 bar live sample is then layered with additional oboe loops. Live oboe and sampled loops blend seemlessly into a unique one-woman chamber ensemble. Hunsinger’s source animation transforms over time in sync with the growing intensity and complexity of the musical composition. Eventually, SoundRain breaks into an electronic percussion groove that features Hunsinger improvising on Chinese oboe (Suona) while her imagery swirls with the beat. Her oboe and Suona create a spontaneous wall of double reed sound while she VJ’s her live mix of music and projections.
Hunsinger wrote the music and all code for SoundRain. This video is from Georgia Tech’s SEAD Science & Technology concert spring 2018.
SoundRain is a redevelopment of one of Hunsinger’s earliest interactive new media compositions. Audio waveforms drip across the screen in real-time as a throbbing ever-changing ellipse responds to sound with shifts of shape and color. A haunting modal melody for oboe and English horn is accompanied by dramatic electronic percussion and acoustic bass to fill out the multimedia experience.