Google celebrates birth of abstract animator and film maker Oskar Fischinger with an interactive doodle

The latest Google Doodle consists of a full page ‘music composer’ where you can compose your own tunes using the cursor or touch input.

Google is celebrating the 117th birth anniversary of the German-American abstract animator, painter, and filmmaker, Oskar Fischinger using a brand new Google Doodle. The latest doodle consists of a full page ‘music composer’ where you can compose your own tunes using the cursor or touch input. The Doodle works both on desktop and on mobile devices so you can turn into an abstract artist from almost anywhere.

Google celebrates birth of abstract animator and film maker Oskar Fischinger with an interactive doodle

The composer will play the tune on loop as you make changes to it or clean the composition board to make a new tune. You can use the share button given at the bottom of the page to share it with your friends and family.

Google Doodle Oskar Quote

The doodle starts with one of the most famous quotes from Oskar, “Music is not limited to the world of sound. There exists a music of the visual world.” The composer gives you the option to create your own ‘music composition’ by providing yours with the option to change and use four type of instruments. You can use layers with each musical instrument to create an enriching composition.

Google Doodle Oskar Music Composer

The Google Doodle also gives you the options to change the ‘Tempo’, ‘Key’ of the instrument along with the options to add a ‘Delay’, ‘Bitcrush’, and ‘Phaser’ effects to the composition to make it sound different. Add to this, three presents of ‘musical compositions’ with the names, ‘Local Natives’, ‘Nick Zammuto’, and ‘TOKiMONSTA’.

Google Doodle Oskar Music Composer Settings

The company added more details about the Oskar Fischinger on its Google Doodle page pointing out that he is ‘a towering figure’ in animation and motion graphics field. It took him months and sometimes years of planning to handcraft his animations. Each frame was photographed or hand drawn with extreme precision. He was not satisfied with the traditional media and hence he invented the ‘Lumigraph’.

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Leon Hong, a Creative Director with Google pointed out that the ‘Lumigraph’ created chromatic displays with hand movements, forming an optical painting in motion. These chromatic displays were a sort of multi-touch games and interactive media decades before the first computer was conceptualised.

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