Music for a Self-Transforming Machine

Aesthetic machine
Virtual architecture
Unfrozen music

Celestial music box
Folds inside itself

Recursive sculpture
Fractal ego-boundary
Chaos in motion

  • Aaron F. Ross
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Experimental, visual music, fractal
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 8, 2012
  • Production Budget:
    600 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    CGI animation
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Currents New Media
    Santa Fe, NM
    United States
  • Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival
    Hood River, OR
    United States
  • LA 3-D Movie Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
  • re:sound
    United Kingdom
  • Seeing Sound Symposium
    United Kingdom
  • Oxford Film Festival
    Oxford, Mississippi
    United States
  • Big Bear Lake International Film Festival
    Big Bear Lake, CA
    United States
Director Biography - Aaron F. Ross

Aaron F. Ross is a video producer, author, and educator. His abstract video and computer animation has screened at festivals and venues such as SIGGRAPH, ISEA, and the Exploratorium. Holding an MFA from CalArts and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Aaron has worked as an adjunct professor, director, editor, videographer, 3D computer animator, and sound designer. His training website for 3D artists is located at, and his personal artwork can be found at

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Director Statement

Art points the way toward a deeper understanding of reality and the human condition. It’s a key element in the evolution of consciousness. New and strange experiences expand our conceptions of the possible.
The media of motion pictures and interactive arts have no limits other than that of our imagination. In virtual spaces free of the constraints of physics, we can create miraculous new universes ex nihilo. The construction of reality-expanding simulacra drives a positively reinforcing feedback loop of ever more expansive creative visions.