When I listen to music I see colors and shapes and when I watch visual art I hear sounds. I wanted to express my sensing of shapes, colors and music in this short animation.
I chose this piece because I’ve struggled to play it for many years and I wanted to gain a deeper understanding of it. “Giant Steps” was also a major breakthrough in the history of Jazz music. It was the first time that music was based on symmetrical patterns, which stemmed from a mathematical division of the musical scale.
I translated Coltrane’s mathematical approach to architecture. His musical theme defines a space and the musical improvisation is like someone drifting in that imaginary space.
Previously from Levy: Dance of Harmony, an animated synesthetic voyage.