A Rig That Turns Guitar Licks Into Light Constellations, In Real Time

Mesh Experience – a guitar live visualization from Fritz_Frizzante on Vimeo.

Mesh Experience is a realtime visualization, responding to live guitar performance. Parameters effecting visualization include a circle of 48 points – equaling the tones of a guitar – which surround the performer. The amplitude of every point depends on the velocity of each tone. Relying on the volume and intensity, each tone remains at a certain amplitude or reverts. Bendings are expressed by a twist of the whole circle. To get a point of view of the whole song or jam, the mesh keeps it all together by connecting every remarkable tone. Our installation contained two projectors, one infrared camera, a Roland VG-99 for signalling MIDI from the guitar to a high-speed computer with VVVV.