THE MAGIC FOUNTAIN

THE MAGIC FOUNTAIN

Information Choreography See video MIX 80'S This November, shows will take place on Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, with music and color passes at 7.00, 7.30 and 8.00 pm. From 8 October, choreographies presented in the Mercè 2016 Piromusical and representative fragments of programming Voll-Damm 48 International Jazz Festival of Barcelona have been incorporated.

Infinite combinations

The Magic Fountain can produce around 7 billion light-and-water combinations by combining the hydraulic features and lighting it is equipped with.

A choreography generator creates choreographies after automatically analysing the piece of music. This is a perceptual and semantic analysis that takes into account the reading of such parameters as melodic structure, music tempo and rhythm, but also elements of a more abstract character linked to the human perception of music, namely, feelings, concepts and meanings.

The generator uses an algorithmic system to produce the choreography. In other words, on the basis of the analysis that has been done, it develops a series of instructions to order and organise a progressive sequence. The combination possibilities of the elements involved in the fountain - water games, colours, light and music - mean the possible sequences are multiplied.

The automatically generated choreography allows variations to be introduced manually so aspects of the choreographic map can be changed. For example, the vibrancy of the choreography or how many times the same sequence is repeated. It also allows for the use of a specific chromatic scale and a water effect can be associated with a specific rhythm or sensation. Hazy water effects can be assigned to sad music, for example, while increasing the brightness of the light and varying the thickness and the shape of the jets can give livelier music a more joyful, festive character.

With the new simulator, the whole process of generating a new choreography takes just three minutes. That is a big advantage when it comes to creating choreographies for special events or tailor-made ones.