How does Gershwin paint his music?
See and Hear the Music!
This is a Lightwell performance recorded on the Sajeta Festival in Tolmin, Slovenia in July 2011.
The Lightwell is a musical instrument which produces Light instead of Sound, so it plays Light Music, and not Sound Music.
Basically, each octave has its own "motive", and each tone inside an octave its own color. In that color tone a painting by Gordana Gredichak Shoyat is made, and 49 of those Light Tones play the Light Music.
The basic musical tone, A, is Red, Ais (Hes) is Red/Orange, H is Orange, C is Orange/Yellow, Cis (Des) is Yellow, D is Yellow/Green, Dis (Es) is Green, E is Green/Blue, F is Blue, Fis (Ges) is Blue/Violet, G is Violet, Gis (As) is Violet/Red.
The Lightwell is invented by the Light Artists Gordana and Zorislav Shoyat.
Please beware that all the video formats get confused with the light paintings of the Lightwell, and it seems as if the paintings"walk" around, grow and shrink. This is due to the fact that the Lightwell controlls the light 100 times a second on 49 individual projection units, and that it can produce a light output range from under 1 Watt up to 3000 Watts. No digital equipment can either record or reproduce that faithfully.
So this film is just an impression of how the music really looks for the public on life performance.