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Against the background of Sergei Prokofiev's "Scherzo" from 'Piano Concerto, No. 2, Op.16', various visual games of movement and transformation are presented for the viewer. These visual games include: geometric figures dancing over and within a pool of water; people playing a symmetrical game of catch; building interiors changing shape; walls and hangings in an art gallery moving positions; and an audience watching a symphony orchestra perform. Written by Huggo

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Scherzo
from Piano Concerto, No. 2, Op. 16
Composed by Sergei Prokofiev
Performed by Orchestre de la Suisse Romande directed by Philippe Béran (as Phillipe Béran)
Soloist: Louis Schwizgebel (as Louis Schwizgebel-Wang)
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cinanima 2007
10 November 2007 | by RResendeSee all my reviews

musical video clip

This is basically about transforming music (here a Prokofiev concert) in a soundtrack. And the chosen path is to do it in an abstract free of a story line way, freely playing with shapes which are always changing and adapting, colors (red, yellow, cyan) placed with different positions and effects and movement. So, experimentation is the key concept, and there are some interesting results from time to time.

I specially enjoyed that allusion to the dot painting of Seurat or Pissarro. It was very interesting the way the dots (red and yellow) moving over a cyan ton last plan created a great sensation of water fall, or moving water. Impressionists would have loved this.

The idea of circular motion in terms of composition (and in many individual elements inside that composition, like the initial numbers turning into other numbers by circular movement) is also interesting.

But all this lacked some unit and despite its less than 4 minutes long, it has (too many) partitions and unlinked portions. That's its flaw

My evaluation: 3/5 interesting as an experiment.

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