Aug 31, 2010

motion and sound

The other day a friend posted this video online


rhythm 23 by Hans Richter (1923)
and music by The Soft Moon "Parallels" (2010)

This got me thinking about the simple magic of animating shapes. I love animation and I've been recently thinking more of the coordination of sound and image (in particular black and white imagery). I've been playing around with making sounds with black and white imagery using a program called photosounder.

The video above sent me on this journey through youtube and led me to this video.

Viking Eggeling - Symphonie Diagonale
from 1924

After the last video I was reminded about John Whitney. I had been introduced to Whitney a year or so ago through my interests in abstract computer graphics and music. His work was exploring the harmony of sound an image together. I would love to study more of his work and ideas.

Here is one of Whitney's called Matrix III from 1972


and here is a piece of his that tries to condense his various styles together.




and to end it off here is a little something from Ron Hays called Digit



In the coming months I hope to post a few more articles that condense some of my ideas as of late. I like the idea of creating a more permanent record of these things. Hopefully we can delve a little deeper....

here is a last link about the Vortex Concerts that ties in some more to John Whitney http://www.makersofuniverses.com/?p=580
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