Popular Google Doodle Games: Compose Visual Music in Doodle Inspired by Artist and Filmmaker Oskar Fischinger

Today's Google Doodle, and the latest in their stay and play at home series, celebrates Oskar Fischinger. The Doodle was first published on June 22, 2017, marking Fischinger's 117th birthday.

Oskar Fishinger was a filmmaker and visual artist. While he was most known for his films, he was also a painter who could capture dramatic movement in a single frame. His filmmaking techniques using abstract visuals with musical accompaniment is what is celebrated in today's Google Doodle.

When the Doodle was first published, Leon Hong, Creative Lead on the Google Doodle, said: "Even with the advanced technology that now exists, emulating Fischinger's work is an impossible task. His colors and motion are so carefully planned yet naturally playful, his timing so precise yet human.

"So today's Doodle aims to pay homage to him while allowing you to compose your own visual music. I hope it inspires you to seek out the magic of Fischinger for yourself."

Users are invited to create their own visual music with the Fischinger-inspired Google Doodle. The interactive Doodle opens with a quote from Fischinger: "Music is not limited to the world of sound. There exists a music of the visual world."

Oskar Fischinger Google Doodle
Today's Google Doodle celebrates filmmaker and artist Oskar Fischinger with a Doodle allowing users to compose visual music. Google

Compose a tune using four different "instruments" and see your music transform into a visual, abstract, animated work of art.

The original Google Doodle featured the word Google in an abstract style inspired by Fischinger but as part of the throwback series, Google has designed a new Doodle. Today's Doodle sees the first O in the word Google jumping between two tiles, causing the adjacent G and O to burst into shapes and music notes.

Today's Doodle is captioned: "As COVID-19 continues to impact communities around the world, people and families everywhere are spending more time at home. In light of this, we're launching a throwback Doodle series looking back at some of our popular interactive Google Doodle games!

"Stay and play at home with today's featured throwback: Our 2017 Doodle game celebrating Oskar Fischinger!"

This Doodle is the third in the series, which began on Monday, following a Doodle celebrating the first coding language designed for children and a game inspired by cricket.

Google users will be able to play popular Google Doodle games through this week and potentially through next week. However, the past interactive Doodles are also available to play in the archive, so users can search for their favorite past Google Doodle, too.