Friday, January 1, 2016

Bach in Lights: An art installation..

Beyond the aesthetics, I'm not sure that the "glowing notes" will help anyone to better grasp the notation of sections taken from The Well-Tempered Clavier. It is pleasing to look at so I guess that shouldn't matter. -I wonder what type of space would be required to do this will the entire Brandenburg Concertos - anyone have an airport they can spare? ;)

Taken from gizmodo:

Classical music is timeless, and if you don’t believe me, Bach compositions visually rendered as a CGI sequence of flashing fluorescent lights will hopefully convince you otherwise.

“Bach in Lights,” an animation by artist Alan Warburton featuring two compositions from The Well Tempered Clavier (Prelude and Fugue in C Major), is a clever fusion of classical music and modern animation tools. In this scene, hundreds of fluorescent light bulbs are hung in a gallery and parking garage, each one a physical representation of a single music note’s length and pitch. When a note is struck, its light, shadows, glows and reflections are rendered, creating a surprisingly life-like experience. It’s both technically astounding and incredibly soothing to watch. (Maddie Stone)

1 comment:

DarkS said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing