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17 FEBRUARY 2014

Norman McLaren's SYNCHROMY (1971)

"Here are pyrotechnics of the keyboard, but with only a camera to 'play the tune'. To make this film, Norman McLaren employed novel optical techniques to compose the piano rhythms of the sound track. These he then moved, in multicolor, onto the picture area of the screen so that, in effect, you see what you hear. It is synchronization of image and sound in the truest sense of the word."

(National Film Board of Canada)

Fig.1 Director: Norman McLaren; Year: 1971; Time: 7 mins; Music: Norman McLaren.

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1971abstract animated filmabstract animation • audiovisual art • changing patterncolourcolour and music • coloured pattern • design formalismdirect filmelectronic musicexperimental music • image and sound • multicolour • musicalizes vision • National Film Board of CanadaNorman McLaren • novel optical techniques • optical composition • painted soundtrack • piano rhythms • picture area • pure abstractionsoundtracksymbiosissynaesthesia • Synchromy (1971) • synchronisationtangible sequencervisual abstractionvisual musicvisual pattern

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Simon Perkins
17 FEBRUARY 2014

Jazzimation: visual abstraction gracefully animated to music

"A jazzy film in which the spectator is forced to look with the ears and listen with the eyes. An abstract film drawn directly on the computer.

Een jazzy film waarbij de toeschouwer gedwongen wordt met oren te kijken en ogen te luisteren. Een abstracte film die de muziek verbeeldt."

Fig.1 Jazzimation (1999): Format / Format : 35 mm; Durée / Length : 5 min; Année / Year : 1999; Couleur / Color : n/b / b/w; Réalisateurs / Directed by : Oerd van Cuijlenborg; Musique / Music : Jeroen van Vliet; Production / Production : Nederl. Inst. voor Animatiefilm; Pays / Countries : Pays–bas / The Netherlands.

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19992D animation35mmabstract animated filmabstract animationanimated drawingchanging patterncolourcolour and musicdesign formalismDutch animationDutch design • jazz music • Jazzimation (1999) • Jeroen van Vliet • motion drawingmusic videoNetherlands • Oerd van Cuijlenborg • pianopure abstraction • Stichting Nederlands Instituut voor Animatiefilm (NIAf) • Ton Crone • trumpet • visual abstractionvisual patternvisual spectacle

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Simon Perkins
06 FEBRUARY 2014

Pierre Hébert: Around Perception (1968)

"Around Perception is a groundbreaking experiment on computer–based animation, consisting of 11 audiovisual events designed to baffle cognition and unrest comfortable notions of reality. Unlike most of his later films, Hébert chose not to collaborate with top–notch experimental musicians and created the soundtrack himself. In this, he followed a method also used by Norman McLaren: to scratch sound directly onto the film itself. The relation between sound and picture, however, is not as symbiotic as in McLaren's Synchromy: although there are organic reactions between the two domains, one is not a direct translation of the other. This, of course, need not be seen as a weakness. Indeed, with its fast–paced changes of color and geometrical patterns, and the employment of Columbia–like richly crafted electronic tones, Around Perception works as a tremendously hallucinatory exercise in trompe l'oeil (and l'oreille) techniques. Or, as stated by Hébert himself at the beginning of the film, an exercise 'for the mind and against the mind'."

(The Sound of Eye)

Fig.1 "Around Perception", Director: Pierre Hébert, Year: 1968, Time: 16 mins, Music: Pierre Hébert.

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Simon Perkins
13 MARCH 2013

Op Hop/Hop Op by Pierre Hébert

"Ročno izdelan eksperiment z utripajočo animacijo v slogu praskanke na filmski trak. Prikazuje skupino štiriindvajsetih abstrahiranih podob, ki se na zaslonu razporejajo in prerazporejajo v različnih kombinacijah. Rezultat je spreminjajoč se vzorec zvoka in slike, ki ima za oko in uho drugačen ritem.

A hand–made, scratched–on film experiment in intermittent animation. The images are a group of twenty–four visuals, all non–representational, which arrange and rearrange on the screen in many combinations. The result is a changing pattern of sound and image that has its own rhythm for eye and ear. "

(Animateka International Animation Film Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Pierre Hébert (NFB), Kanada/Canada, 1966, 35 mm, 3'30''

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1966 • Animateka festival • arrange and rearrange • black and whiteCanadachanging pattern • combinations • experimental filmeyes and earsgeometric formshandmade • intermittent animation • materialist cinemanon-representational • Op Hop Hop Op • patternPierre Hebert • popping • rhythmscratchscratch film • scratched film • sound and imagevisual abstraction

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Simon Perkins
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