ITP Notebook [2020 - 2022]

Random Walk

February 07, 2021

Nature of Code

Open sketch

My random walk is an atmospheric musical painting controlled by placing shapes onto a canvas. The different types of shape (circle, square, triangle, sawtooth) correspond to different audio waveforms. Each shape produces a note that is within a certain chord (which can be changed with the a key) and moves randomly over a ‘terrain’ of Perlin noise that dictates the shape’s color as well as the cutoff frequency of a low pass filter with a high Q factor — this produces the whistling-like effect as the shapes move around. The shape’s x coordinates are also tied to their position in stereo space.

As a next step I would definitely want to experiment with the different types of walks and add more variation to the movements.