Saturday, March 12, 2005

Giant Steps

Giant Step is a short (and light) film by designer Michael Levy exploring the aesthetics of art and structural design, all set to the famed Giant Steps by John Coltrane.

From his site:
I have chosen a short Jazz piece, which I have known for many years of my playing the saxophone: "Giant Steps" by John Coltraine. Coltraine made a major break through with his album "Giant Steps" in the year 1959. It was the first time in the history of Jazz music that someone based his music on symmetrical patterns, which stemmed from a mathematical division of the musical scale.

The structural approach of John Coltraineto music is associated with architectural thinking. The musical theme defines a space and the musical improvisation is like someone drifting in that imaginary space.

Wonderful. Check it out.

Cheers to Drawn! for this.


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