Earlier in June, I gave the world premiere performance of my illustrations of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with the Hutchins Consort. Together, we performed the entire set of concerti: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, totaling forty minutes of new live animated landscapes, flora, and fauna.
It was an ambitious project for me to create so much material for the June 11 private event. However, this all dovetails with the direction I’ve been working on. The core methods of Spontaneous Fantasia revolve around real-time creation. but the complexities of three-dimensional animated structures requires a fair amount of planning and pre-production. The more that I can streamline the planning process, the more I can defer decisions to performance time — which leads to more improvisatory freedom. That’s why I spend a bulk of my time inventing, developing, and tweaking techniques and interfaces to allow me to produce with this kind of facility. That’s where the research happens!