Creative Challenge Explanation:
A portrait is a glimpse of an individual captured in time. In this medium, I decided on a combination of visuals, text and music would portray Isaac.
I wanted to create a visual/musical portrait of Isaac Kim based on his interests particularly experimental jazz guitar. The idea started with several grid layouts before finally settling on a first name on top line, last name on second line approach. I thought maybe the letter would help with the interactive nature of the app. You just type the letters of his name to show the pictures and text. A chord plays as well. The original idea was to have a random guitar lick play but the intricacies of timing and notes as well as a complete lack of musicality in the results I originally obtained led me to just creating chords with the polyphonic library of Tone. A random but appealing rhythm also escaped my programming originally. Was still fun to explore this line of research in jazz, music and p5.js. There’s alot there.