Superb minimalist and music driven animation by kounterpart (yeah, i know the k should be reversed but it’s not a character in my webfont ffs) for the upcoming VA “Poly.amp” on krux Records. Rendered in 3D, then filmed with a DSLR to add that certain look and feel to the rough Polygones.
It’s been a week of preparations for Revision 2014 in Saarbrücken that kept me from posting a distraction piece a day. I guess that’s how the story goes sometimes. Right now I’m still in post-party-recovery-mode but will get back to the daily schedule tomorrow. However, here are some impressions from this years demofest, not bad for a mobile phone.
What a funny idea: “LoopdeLoop is an animation challenge. Each month, animators from around the world create looping animations based on a given topic and upload them to www.loopdeloop.org. On the last Tuesday of the month all of the posted loops are compiled and screened to a live audience at Loop in Melbourne, Australia. During the screening a winner is declared, who enters the hall of fame and has their loop featured throughout the following month.”
The theme for April/May is ‘Rainbow‘, this is my fave submission so far:
Further loops can be found at http://www.loopdeloop.org/
I first saw this documentary about Steve McGuinness aka OG Magicman two years ago and it kinda stuck in my head. Last weekend we were at this opening of a new bikeshop where a magician pulled off some cool tricks–but with way too much fuzz about it. That reminded me about this guy from the UK, whose approach focusses on stunning illusions instead going bells and whistles about it. Way to go.
So, it’s magic Monday–25 minutes you won’t regret. Filmed by Jonathan Kerr-Smith.
FACTmag published this comprehensive look on Minimalism in music four years ago, however i just stumbled upon it while looking for something to post today. The article draws a bow from its classical roots via Ambient and Krautrock to the modern excrescences like Dub- and Detroit Techno.
Essential read. Here’s something to listen to while reading…