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
In the Track Index and Special Features section, an early version of "Pogo Sticks" -- later used in Animusic 2 -- is the background music for "Future Retro"'s Stage Construction feature. 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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Like many others, I first saw one of the segments of this DVD as a short on PBS. The scene depicted a musical "instrument" consisting of steel balls fired out of tubes and landing on piano wires, drums, moving xylophone bars, etc., bouncing off, and landing in cups to be recycled.
For most of the first time I saw this, I was awestruck that anyone could build such a precision machine. Well, April Fools on me. They can't (of course). But it's that real.
The other scenes show equally beautiful, though less plausible, instruments, playing gorgeous rock/classical fusion music.
Worth a look.
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