Audio Reactive Animations
Audio Reactive Animations


These are generative animations, based on complex processes, that respond to real-time audio.


10/2013 Flayed/Flock (Version 10/2013)
Video: Bill Hsu
Sound: Notelet by John Butcher, from the CD Thirteen Friendly Numbers, Acta 1992.


10/2013 Demo 1
Sound: Christopher Burns
Video: Bill Hsu


10/2013 Demo 2
Sound: Christopher Burns
Video: Bill Hsu


Xenoglossia / Leishmania 1/27 Demo 1
Sound: Christopher Burns
Video: Bill Hsu


Xenoglossia / Leishmania 1/27 Demo 2
Sound: Christopher Burns
Video: Bill Hsu


Flue audio-reactive animation demo
Video: Bill Hsu
Music: John Butcher (Track 4 A Leap in the Light from Thirteen Friendly Numbers), Bill Hsu (ARHS automatic improvisation system)


Flayed/Flock (excerpt), live at ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany), 6/2011
Phospheme (John Butcher saxophones, Bill Hsu electronics/animation, Gino Robair percussion/electronics)


Shimmer (excerpt), live at ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany), 6/2011
Phospheme (John Butcher saxophones, Bill Hsu electronics/animation, Gino Robair percussion/electronics)


Flow Forms audio-reactive animation demo 2/3/2012
Video and sound: Bill Hsu


Gray-Scott Diffusion-Reaction demo
Sound: Jake Rodriguez (soundcrack.net/) and Bill Hsu, live electronics on KZSU radio, 2001

Flocks at play with Anne and Gareth (Amsterdam) from Bill Hsu on Vimeo.

Excerpt from performance at Steim (Amsterdam), 5/26/2010
With Gareth Davis (bass clarinet), Anne LaBerge (flute)
Animation by Bill Hsu based on flocking code by Kyle McDonald

Sun 2/17/10 from Bill Hsu on Vimeo.

audio reactive animation experiment 1/26/2010 from Bill Hsu on Vimeo.

Music by John Butcher (Notelet from Thirteen Friendly Numbers)
Animation by Bill Hsu based on flocking code by Kyle McDonald

audio reactive animation experiment 1/29/10 from Bill Hsu on Vimeo.


Music by John Butcher (A Leap in the Light from Thirteen Friendly Numbers) and Bill Hsu (ARHS automatic improvisation system)
Animation by Bill Hsu based on flocking code by Kyle McDonald

Neon 2/17 from Bill Hsu on Vimeo.