The element melody


Challenge : The goal of this project was to create an interactive design that responds directly to the outside world. The concept was open-ended, allowing for a wide range of creative possibilities as long as the final product was interactive.


“Element Melody” explores the idea that the natural world has a profound impact on our lives and bodies. Using TouchDesigner, I created a real-time visual representation that responds to the sounds of natural elements such as water and wind. Inspired by the Hindu belief that everything in the universe is present within our own bodies, the goal was to create a relaxing video that allows viewers to contemplate their connection to nature.

The Element Melody

I started by incorporating my own recordings of rain and wind into TouchDesigner
then developed a code to generate visuals that respond to the sound. The visuals represent different natural elements and change in real-time in response to the music.
I then added a mirrored effect to the visuals, creating masks and faces that were projected onto the face of a model.