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‘Aphâr is an Hebrew word that means “dust”.
This video is inspired on two passages of the Old Testament:

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void.
(Genesis 1)

Jacob had a dream: He saw a stairway erected on the earth with its top reaching to the heavens. The angels of God were going up and coming down it and the Lord stood at its top. […] He said: Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth.
(Genesis 28)

  • Joao Pedro Oliveira
  • Joao Pedro Oliveira
  • Joao Pedro Oliveira
  • none
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 19, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Computer generated
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  • Student Project:
  • Hollywood International Moving Pictures Festival

    October 5, 2015
    North American Premiere
    Award of Recognition for Sound Design and Music
Director Biography - Joao Pedro Oliveira

João Pedro Oliveira studied organ performance, composition and architecture in Lisbon. He completed a PhD in Composition at Stony Brook University. His music includes one chamber opera, several orchestral composition, a Requiem, 3 string quartets, chamber music, solo instrumental music, electroacoustic music and experimental video. He has received numerous prizes and awards, including three Prizes at Bourges Electroacoustic Music Competition, the prestigious Magisterium Prize in the same competition, the Giga-Hertz Special Award, 1st Prize in Metamorphoses competition, 1st Prize in Yamaha-Visiones Sonoras Competition, 1st Prize in Musica Nova competition, etc.. He is Professor at Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil) and Aveiro University (Portugal) and teaches composition, electroacoustic music and analysis. He published several articles in journals, and has written a book about analysis and 20th century music theory.

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Director Statement

The movies I make intend to relate electroacoustic sound and image in a complete organic and integrated way. Image gestures and sounds complement each other and collaborate equally to the final art product.