Tag Archives: Walther Ruttmann

Light and Dark in Motion

As part of thinking and developing one of the elements for our final performance we’ve begun looking at ways in which experimental film makers have used contrasts and tensions between light and dark in there work. We want to begin making some animations to play with our light sensitive oscillators in the next few weeks.

All the works below are posted with original sound tracks, we’ll post some our experiments as we go.

Hans Richter Rhythmus 21

Walther Ruttman Opus 1-4

Len Lye Free Radicals

Stan Brakhage Moth Light

Tony Conrad Flicker

A bit different but another amazing use of light and dark from Michael Vorfeld

Oscillators play on film

Had some fun breakthroughs today getting both a square and triangle wave out of one of our oscillator ICs today. Props as ever to Nicolas Collins and his amazing book Handmade Electronic Music without which our work would be many times more difficult. We also had some great moments playing back various experimental films from Oskar Pfenninger, Walther Ruttmann and Len Lye.

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