Today, we exclusively share Olafur Arnalds extraordinary new video for the track …og lengra, out tomorrow, it was commissioned for Wayne McGregor‘s dance work Dyad 1909.
This innovative visual film, from Marcus Lyall, was created by feeding sounds from a specially written software composition into a 50 year old oscilloscope. 512 points of light are choreographed to move around the around the screen, in the style of a ‘corps de ballet’.
The film was shot off the oscilloscope’s cathode ray tube. The antique electronics were very sensitive, varying even with the weather. The tracks textures meld classical pianos and electronic elements to forge an affecting soundscape.
Watch it below.
One of the world’s most celebrated contemporary dance choreographers, Wayne McGregor, is teaming up with record label Mercury KX for his first ever curated album release. ‘Wayne McGregor: Collaboration’ is a personal collection, curated by McGregor himself, combining some of his favourite pieces of music he commissioned for his dance productions over the last 25 years, including …og lengra by Olafur Arnalds. The album is released on vinyl and CD on 6th September.
Marcus is an artist who often works with film, light and sound. He has created a number of large-scale interactive installations, often controlled by visitor’s performances and biodata.
He also directs The Chemical Brothers live show with creative partner Adam Smith.