Music video for Henrik Schwarz by Krupa
‘AlgoRhythm’ is taken from the album ‘Scripted Orkestra’ that Henrik Schwarz recorded with the Metropole Orkest.
Inspired by the algorithmic method used to create this piece of music, director and animator Christian Krupa developed a visual response that brought the process full circle.
“Building on experimental work made using snatches of jazz music, I developed around 40 generative routines in 3D. Each of these responded to the changes in pitch volume and rhythm of either the whole track or to the stems of the different section of the orchestra. The final look was developed in a complex edit / compositing process; layering colours and shapes using symmetry and stenciling to control and form the raw footage that came directly from the procedural interpretation of the music.
Schwarz and Christian Krupa formed a strong collaboration to create the visual masterpiece, which creates an effect akin to synaesthesia where different senses such as sight and hearing interact.