Crystal Tapestry / Waves

It’s always an amazing feat to me how the tiniest of concepts can trick the brain. Michael Hansen utilizes a turntable and images sketched onto vinyl to create two animation sequences graphically interpreting Allan Gravgaard Madsen‘s classical music record Crystal Tapestry / Waves. More background info can be read as follows:

“This is an album cover for the modern classical composer Allan Gravgaard Madsen. My idea was to translate Allan’s sensuous music to a visual experience with a element of sensuality.

The album is separated on the records two sides. There isn’t any A or B side, each contains a piece of Allan’s work WAVES and CRYSTAL TAPESTRY. Each has its own front page; WAVES is a visualization of the music performed by nine trumpets in a line. I made it as simple as possible with nine circles on a line. CRYSTAL TAPESTRY is a pattern of crystals that has no front or back end, it refers to a crystal that merge into it self. Inside I made a visualization that combines the two sides, a crystalized wave. On the record i made patterns that gives the design a visual sensuality. I made an analog animation with a 50 Hz strobe lamp and got it to interact with the music.”

Watch Hansen’s moving images down below!

Crystal Tapestry / Waves, 2012