DEAFBEEF: Generative On-Chain Multimedia Art
The code and parameters to generate and reconstruct these multimedia files is stored on the Ethereum blockchain.
Series 0 - Synth Poems - Token 84
Synth Poems are 1min generative audiovisual pieces using FM synthesis, and XY oscilloscope visualization. Each entirely generated unsupervised by a self contained code model, which is stored on chain.
Frequency Modulation(FM) is a method that was used in broadcasting radio signals, later discovered to be useful for audio synthesis allowing a simply way to generate rich harmonic timbres. The left and right stereo audio channels are mapped to the XY inputs of a (virtual) oscilloscope to produce a direct visualization of the audio waveform.
At the musical level, this generative algorithm plays with feedback to produce an evolving but balanced set of timbres and pitches. Across pieces, a carefully selected set of rules govern the variation of tempos, time signatures, (in)harmonicity resulting in individual pieces that are unique, while retaining a common theme.
Generative audiovisual art. Nothing but a C compiler. Pushing the limits of multimedia stored completely on-chain.
Series 0 - Synth Poems are short generative music pieces, inspired by the sound of analog synthesizers. They are stored on-chain
Each piece is generated at the time of minting from a random hash value, influencing musical elements including tempo, timbre, pitch and time signature. Simple rules lead to surprising variation, giving each piece it's own distinctive personality, while retaining a common theme.
Although synth poems are audio focused, a fitting visualization is added as an ode to early computer graphics that used vector displays to visualize analog signals. What you see is a direct representation of the sound signal, as it would appear on an oscilloscope.
The code that generates the audiovisual is stored completely on-chain, allowing a user to reconstruct the media without having to trust IPFS or external storage.