Javier Sánchez Sierra
6'42'' · cgi · b&w
2009 | San Francisco·CA, USA
Punto y Raya Festival 2009


This work’s goal is to experiment with the correlation between “musical movement” and “visual movement”. The lines express musical gestures using geometric resources, which articulate the movements. A musical pause, a silence, can be conveyed through a visual pause.

The lines have common characteristics that are noticeable throughout the film: they never get to be completely straight, nor completely vertical or horizontal. They are generated from simple mathematical operations and combined to create different visual effects. A simple programming language has been developed to create and manipulate the geometry in real time, without cuts or editing.

Javier Sánchez Sierra
Javier Sánchez Sierra

1971 | Murcia, Spain

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Javier Sanchez currently teaches at CCRMA (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics), Stanford University, USA, where he focuses on audiovisual creation and on experimenting with new interactive ways to facilitate audiovisual expression.
He finished his studies in Industrial Engineering at the University of Navarra, where he later doctorated. His research work has been related to the study of curves and parametric surfaces to represent free forms in several contexts: industrial design, textile architecture, rapid prototyping and visual design, among others.

Lives in Spain.   +info