C o r o n a l P l a n e . H e s i t a n t H e a r t

Something cries out, as ghostly bats feed over a glitched urban landscape. Lightning briefly illuminates the buildings as colors pulse in and out of focus with a persistent rhythm ticking and stumbling. An abstract expressionist examination of how sound and light interact as functions of pitch, melody, timbre and shadow.

  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    psychedelic, lo-fi, expressionist, experimental, music video, abstract
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 28, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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Director Biography

A one-man audio/visual art project, based in Nashville, Tennessee, United States.

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Director Statement

A streamed consciousness across frayed wires. Memories and thoughts arc against each other and explode into blinding sparks, leaving behind only the floating specter of color – the eye’s memory of light.

Akbar's Black Eyes is a one-man experimental electronic music/sound/video project based in Nashville, TN, focusing on abstract expressionism, experimental deconstruction and exploration of the relationship between music and sound, light and imagery.

Fundamentally, music is sound organized into familiar topologies. Through repetition, these topologies of sound are reinforced and eventually become compulsory. What begins as a vague relational framework becomes a rigid structure. Music is what music was, and thus a feedback loop is established. Genre becomes dogma.

By deconstructing these paths of understanding and rewiring them, new patterns emerge. Primitive emotions swell from the stimulation of psyche via sound – reminding us of the the very origin of human music. Familiar tropes crash into each other and reemerge as something new.

Finally, combining these musical reconstructions with abstracted imagery, while creating interplay between imagery and audio via an intermediary visual computer programming toolset, a peculiar sort of animation emerges.