Animusic draws you into its reality like no place you have ever been. You encounter new dimensions of sight and sound as you experience seven unique visual concerts. From the robotic laser-precision of Future Retro and rapid-fire ball bearings of Pipe Dream to the serene acoustic beauty of Aqua Harp, each animation is an intricate melding of music and visuals. Written by
All of the on-screen animation is driven by MIDI-based controls. Instead of the animation being changed to match the music, the actual code of the MIDI data tells the instruments how to play. See more »
[at the end of the Drum Machine commentary]
As with all of our environments, there's an extent to which this approximates some reality and another extent to which it violates physics in our universe. In this case, even though the structure may look somewhat physically plausible, I suspect that if you build this thing, it just might collapse under its own weight. And even if it didn't, it certainly would be difficult to move the large gears as fast and as suddenly as is being done here. But, in ...
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Years ago, I happened across an experimental piece of musical video animation titled "More Bells and Whistles" and was quite taken with its novelty. I searched to no avail for an original "Bells and Whistles".
Recently, while having my son check out various films from the University of Hawaii Library, I transposed 2 digits on one of my requests and what I got was "Animusic".
Oh, Happy Day!
There is no original "Bells and Whistles", but what IS on the DVD more than satisfied my original desire for more of the same.
Yet my appetite is whetted and I look forward to "Animusic 2". So does my son, an avid percussionist.
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