The Avalanches - Interstellar Love ft. Leon Bridges
“The Interstellar Love visualizer really builds on the sonification process behind the album cover artwork. With special software imagery is turned into sound then edited together as a single sound piece. This audio was then layered behind the Interstellar Love music. This sound is then turned back into an image through some different software and the picture that is generated is changed; it is now a glowing visual representation of the audio signal. The pictures are like a secret message, hidden inside the music. By building this image piece by piece, in time the sound is given life, a literal visualization of the music; its trace is stacked up behind the sound and the image is slowly revealed. The idea of the preservation of our spirit by encoding it into sound and transmitting it into the universe – casting out into the infinite, for all infinity – is central to the themes in ‘We Will Always Love You’, and I wanted to find the most pure way of representing that. The subject matter of the imagery in Interstellar Love reflects the ideas of individuals, and by extension humanity, attempting to transcend mortal life through the creation of art, an endeavour which goes back as far as the human species itself.. “ - Jonathan Zawada
Known for his multi-faceted approach to the field of art and design which weave both the analogue and digital, artist Jonathan Zawada is often seeking to create tangible artifacts of transient, ephemeral virtual experiences in his work. Centered around the intersection and blend between the artificial and the natural, Zawada’s world is hyperreal – delicate and intricately detailed, as well as bold and dynamic. Zawada’s practice is informed by his early roots in web design and coding and his further evolution into commercial graphic design, illustration and art direction and now includes object and furniture design, sculpture, video, installation and painting.