The WOW Files: This Stunning Short Film Tribute To Bach’s Masterpiece Is 100% Computer Animation

by • June 7, 2015 • Art, History, MusicComments (0)1884

Filmmaker Alan Warburton is the genius behind this mindblowing visual love letter to Johann Sebastian Bach’s 1722 masterpiece, The Well Tempered Clavier, one of the composer’s most ambitious works: ” a 24-part comprehensive guide to the keyboard, demonstrating the musical qualities of every major and minor key. The first part, C Major, saw Bach create two masterful compositions that explore musical structure in very different ways.” Warburton’s short film above is entirely made with computer animation, and he adds: “My film draws inspiration from minimalist sculpture and graphical notation, an alternative to traditional sheet music notation that evolved in the 1950s and often involves abstract symbols and experimental visual codes.” You can learn more about the project HERE, and be sure to visit AlanWarburton.co.uk.

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