In 1722, Johann Sebastian Bach began one of his most ambitious works, ‘The Well Tempered Clavier‘: a 24-part comprehensive guide to the keyboard, demonstrating the musical qualities of every major and minor key. The first part, C Major, saw Bach create two masterful compositions that explore musical structure in very different ways.
In this art film, Alan Warburton draws inspiration from minimalist sculpture and graphical notation, an alternative to traditional sheet music notation that evolved in the 1950s and often involves abstract symbols and experimental visual codes.
Commissioned by Sinfini: sinfinimusic.com
Created by Alan Warburton: alanwarburton.co.uk
Programming by Matthew Bain: livemusicvisuals.com
Sound Design by Mustafa Bal: balsound.co.uk
Musical Consultation by Jonathan James: jonathanjamesmusic.com
The Well-Tempered Clavier by Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by: Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Read more about the project here