Tag Archives: music

Experimental Animation: Jordan Belson

Just had my mind blown at the Wexner Center for the Jordan Belson retrospective shown in 16 mm. This clip on the internet doesn’t do it justice. For more information about Jordan Belson, Oskar Fischinger, and other artists who worked in abstract animation, visit the Center for Visual Music‘s website.

Psychoacoustics in the NY Times

Sound, the Way the Brain Prefers to Hear It. Compelling. However, I’m disappointed that the article didn’t even briefly touch on the further difficulty of recreating the experience of listening to music in a live hall vs. your living room, outside of sound. The physical presence of people/chemistry of being in a group setting. The lighting. The architecture of the hall. The musical nuances. Seeing the conductor & the performers. Etc. Guess that would be a long article.