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The Well-Animated Clavier

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©Alan Warburton

©Alan Warburton

When I first watched this video, I believed that the museum depicted was real, and I wanted to go there. Right Now. This is, it turns out, a brilliantly-animated space designed by artist Alan Warburton. Warburton and his team translated two pieces from Bach’s The Well Tempered Clavier (Prelude and Fugue in C Major) into a visual piece. The piece depicts each note as a fluorescent light bulb whose length and height correspond to the note and pitch it represents. The resulting video must have taken him forever, but it was well worth the effort.

It’s very peaceful and utterly hypnotic. I honestly think I could use it to get to sleep in a pinch (which is really saying something. I never sleep.)

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

8 thoughts on “The Well-Animated Clavier

  1. oh.. it just deeply thrilled me… thanks a lot for sharing.

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  2. Yes quite beautiful. And yet Bach doesn’t need fancy lights and animation. Just close your eyes and listen!

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  3. When I first saw this, I immediately thought it looked like braille. Imagine a blind person being able to do this? I think it would be some kind of magical!

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  4. Truly gorgeous visual representation of truly gorgeous music – thank you!

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