Google Doodle of Oskar Fischinger’s Musical Animations
Google Doodle celebrated the 117th birthday of Oskar Fischinger in a marvelously animated and musical way.
Fischinger was an artist, animator, and filmmaker born at a time when the first motion picture companies were still at their infancy. But the man lived to see the TV and movie industries prosper, and he is counted among the pioneers in abstract film making and animation.
His famous works on film are colorful and dazzling displays of abstract art that are visually dynamic representations of music. He famously said that “Music is not limited to the world of sound. There exists a music of the visual world.”
Typical Google Doodles are static or animated art. Interactive doodles, the very first of which was the Pac-Man doodle, are relatively uncommon.
And when we do get interactive doodles, it’s always a welcome surprise. Even though we probably all lose a sizable chunk of productivity at work.
The Fischinger doodle is a masterpiece in itself. It allows you to create your own visual music.
Here’s a clip of the music we created. It seems that no matter how haphazard your method is, you’ll still produce something nice!
If you haven’t tried the Oskar Fischinger Google Doodle yet (or want to play with it again), go and check it out here.