Bespoke visual noise is the next domain for Robert Henke – so let’s revisit Perlin, anyway

For the year 2022, it’s remarkable how much visual generation is still based on decades-old algorithms. But here’s one to watch – voraciously experimental media artist Robert Henke is into noise as his next jam. That makes it a perfect time to revisit some of the ubiquitous stuff that came before.

Unsettling textures from Muqata’a, translated perfectly into visual form by Theresa Baumgartner

Kamil Manqus كَامِل مَنْقوص from Palestinian artist Muqata’a remains one of the essential albums of 2021 – so it’s a beautiful moment to revisit its tense microsampled timbres in combination with visual surfaces from Theresa Baumgartner.

Peter Kirn - December 16, 2021

Watch wild demos made in cables.gl, free visual programming tool – plus fresh tutorials

The folks at cables.gl have evidently been busy, as they’ve got eye-searing new demos to share. And if you wish that were your next music video, you’re in luck, as they posted some tutorials on advanced topics for beginners, too. Best of all, everything is free, and runs right in your browser.

Peter Kirn - October 26, 2021

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