Cave Of Rebirth is a live action music video starring jazz man Tigran Hamasyan. Fractal animations unravel an imaginary world of algorithms initiated by a semi-improvised piano play.
Armenian jazz & fractal equations
An Ancient Observer is Tigran Hamasyan’s eighth record as a sole leader and his second album for Nonesuch Records and you won’t be able to find anything else that sounds like it. Armenian melodies, based on modal scales and enriched by frequent yet always discreet ornaments, are matched with harmonic and rhythmic restlessness, odd time signatures, tuplets and polyrhythmic sections. Ruben Van Leer translated the musical patterns into a fractal animated journey together with collaborator Julius Horsthuis. In the film we travel from a modern empty warehouse where Tigran starts playing and end up in an infinite mathematical landscape. As if the abstract visualisations come from Tigran’s imagination the camera turns 180 degrees and we land back next to the piano. The film is an affirmation for striving folk jazz music in a modern society increasingly governed by algorithms.
|director:||Ruben Van Leer|
|fractal animation:||Julius Horsthuis|
|focus puller:||Kasper Stegeman|
|line producer:||Philippe Avendano|
|post fascilities:||Hectic Electric|
filmmaker & media-artist