Tim Cowlishaw

Designer, Researcher, Technologist

An Edge, An Ending (2019)

Video for The Leaf Library

A generative video made for my friends The Leaf Library’s track “An Edge, An Ending”, take from their EP “About Minerals”.

The concept came from some experiments playing around with crystalline forms that grow and respond to sound. The way the crystal slowly evolves from the smooth shape at the start fits the progression of the track nicely, whilst also seeming subtly melancholy to me – this complex shape struggling to emerge from smoothness and uniformity. The blues and greys came from hints that the band gave me regarding the inspiration for the tracks on the album. It was only afterwards I noticed the album title – a nice bit of serendipity! The video was made in the Processing graphics programming environment, using the minim library for sound analysis, HeMesh for 3D geometry and PeasyCam for camera and lighting.