anatomy of a poem

programming generated animation
Utilizing sound synthesizing and computer graphics programming, this work depicts a famous poem " Drinking Alone by Moonlight" from the ancient East using a Western analytical approach. The poem was written by Li Bai(701 ~ 762 AD), arguably the most accomplished poet from China’s Tang Dynasty. Instead of literally interpreting the meaning of this poem, we chose to portray it by translating the rhyme and tonal prosody of the poem into sound/music and graphics simultaneously.

Computer Graphics: Rebecca Ruige Xu, Sean Hongsheng Zhai
Sound/Music: Pablo Palicio, John Prescott
Software: Processing, SuperCollider

Anatomy of a Poem from Rebecca Ruige Xu on Vimeo.