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Film for Music

'Film for Music' interprets a piece from Brian Eno's album "Music for Films." The proportions used in the visual piece derive from a landscape by Ferdinand Hodler in which he depicted a mountain reflected in a lake. I was particularly drawn to the asymmetry in his image.

Eno's "Music for Films" has a lot of short, textured pieces that I have found useful through the years for producing etudes to explore various of Imager's capabilities. This one started as a study of color values and clipping rectangles. Only when I was preparing notes for the finished piece did I notice the cut's title—Slow Water.

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