Michel Gagné
Gheorghe Costinescu
6'00'' ˇ cgi ˇ drawing ˇ colour
2013 | USA
RVM · PyR Festival 2014


In the summer of 2013, composer Gheorghe Costinescu commissioned artist Michel Gagné to create an animated visualization based on his 1973 work, Dots, Lines, and Patches for recorded electronic sounds.

The experiment resulted in a true synesthetic rendition where senses overlap and blend with one another.

Michel Gagné
Michel Gagné
> Director

1965 | RobervalˇQC, Canada

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Michel Gagné studied animation at Sheridan College School of Visual Arts in Ontario, Canada and in 1985, began a highly successful artistic career.

Renowned for his unique vision, Michel has lent his talent to several animation companies, such as Don Bluth Studios, Warner Bros., Disney, Pixar, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, etc.

His creative work can be seen in over twenty feature films including "The Iron Giant", "Osmosis Jones" and "Ratatouille".

He was honored by the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, with four Annie Award nominations.

He continues to create animation, special effects and conceptual designs for companies all over the world.

Michel is also very active in the publishing world having written and illustrated over a dozen books, as several comics.

Among his other creative endeavors, Michel has experimented in a variety of projects in various media including video games, art shows (paintings, sculptures and mixed-media), trading card games, etc. Simply put, Michel loves what he does!

Lives in USA.   +info

Gheorghe Costinescu
Gheorghe Costinescu
> Soundtrack Composer

1934 | Bucharest, Romania

He was born in Bucharest in 1934, he has been active as a composer, conductor, pianist, musicologist, and educator.

After earning an MA in composition from the Bucharest Conservatory under Mihail Jora, he continued his studies with Karlheinz Stockhausen in Cologne and Luciano Berio at the Juilliard School in New York. In 1976 he received a PhD with Distinction from Columbia University, where he studied with Chou Wen-chung.

His chamber, choral, orchestral, and stage works have been performed in major cities in Europe and the United States, and at the Royan, Shiraz–Persepolis, and Tanglewood festivals.

His theoretical writings include studies and articles on contemporary music, essays on comparative aesthetics, and A Treatise on Musical Phonology.

Gheorghe Costinescu has held teaching positions at The Juilliard School, Columbia University, and the New School for Social Research. In 1982, he joined the faculty and subsequently directed the electronic music program at Lehman College of the City University of New York, where he became Professor Emeritus of Music in 2003.

Lives in New York CityˇNY, USA.   +info