Graphic jazz music with Michal Levy
Listening to jazz music is not easy for kids. But if an artist is capable to make it visible, then it can be very attractive for them. Michal Levy has achieved it!
And if it happens with an author that joins good music, graphic design and architecture we must stand up and shout “bravo”! You just have to spend 2 minutes watching this incredible video of a John Coltrane’s masterpiece:
Michal Levy, is an Israeli artist and musician. She studied Art and Design at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Saxophone at the High School of the Arts Talma Yelin in Israel and Visual Arts in NYC.
Since childhood, music, dance and painting have been an important part of my life
and have contributed to my passion for exploring the visualization of sound.
Giant Steps was her first animation where she expressed her interest to translate music into the language of images and colors. This film was her thesis project in her studies of visual communication at Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem.
When I listen to music I see colors and shapes and when I watch visual art I hear sounds. I wanted to express my sensing of shapes, colors and music in this short animation.
I was happy to find out that animating “Giant Steps” brings Coltrane’s complex piece within reach of listeners who are not jazz music fans.
Just show this video to your little ones. They will spend two minutes with their mouths open wide without breathing!
And finally, a quote from Goethe that fits perfectly with this video: “Architecture is crystallized music.”