Bach: The Well Tempered Clavier for Sinfini Music.In 1722,…

written by Niche.LA Video Art June 24, 2015

Bach: The Well Tempered Clavier for Sinfini Music.

In 1722, Johann Sebastian Bach began one of his most ambitious works: a 24-part comprehensive guide to the keyboard, demonstrating the musical qualities of every major and minor key. The first part, C Major, saw Bach create two masterful compositions that explore musical structure in very different ways.

My film draws inspiration from minimalist sculpture and graphical notation, an alternative to traditional sheet music notation that evolved in the 1950s and often involves abstract symbols and experimental visual codes.

Commissioned by Sinfini:
Created by Alan Warburton:

Programming by Matthew Bain:
Sound Design by Mustafa Bal:
Musical Consultation by Jonathan James:

The Well-Tempered Clavier by Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by: Pierre-Laurent Aimard.

Read more about the project here:

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