This is a video that is made from over 400 images that I created from 2003-2009. Bits and pieces from commercial, rejected and personal projects. I had been collecting all those images to use in a completely different project, but then discovered that they could look great in animation too. After painful days in After Effects, fighting with all those 400 layers (and nearly killing my computer), the video was complete.
Directed by Siggi Eggertsson
Illustrations by Siggi Eggertsson
Music by Johnny Sexual
Create and control tiny sound-creatures in the shape of letters that react to gravity or each other and generate rhythms and soundscapes. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz blends biology, physics, chemistry and art to create a unique and dynamic sound ecology.
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz is a sound toy, a performance tool and an art work in its own right. You can play with the letter-creatures and watch and listen how they interact with each other or use them to produce soundscapes like you would with an electronic musical instrument.
This app is the result of jörg piringer's ongoing research of vocal sounds and their relation to dynamic typography in the form of performance, video and software art.
--- honorary mention prix ars electronica 2010 digital musics and sound art ---
--- honorary mention prix ars FILE PRIX LUX 2010 digital language ---
--- content award vienna 2010 mobile app ---
Pablo Ferro will be speaking at Broad.cat 2011 the 17th & 18th of November.
Pablo Ferro has managed to create his own language which is burned into our minds' eye. Thanks to credit titles for films such as Dr. Strangelove, Bullitt, Men in Black or The Thomas Crown Affair, he has become one of the definitive pillars of audiovisual design and a key reference for fans of the genre. Master of typography and assembly, unlike so many others, Ferro is capable of understanding the potential of music in relation to images, creating iconic pieces like the original trailer for A Clockwork Orange, to the point of being qualified by Stanley Kubrick as "a genius".
At 76 years of age and still active, we will have the pleasure of enjoying his participation during Broad.cat International 2011 with a live video-conference via his studio in Los Angeles. The experience promises to be unique and our public will also be able to communicate and engage in dialogue with the designer.