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Reginald L. Ross (designer)
Anezka Sebek (thesis advisor)
Loretta Wolozin (thesis advisor)
Mollie Doyle (thesis advisor)




Motion graphics pioneers such as Oskar Fischinger, Len Lye, and Norman  McLaren explored many ways of expressively combining music and animated graphics.  Each of them created a cohesive relationship between these artforms.  

Through sound and moving imagery, Polyrhythmic Visions expresses the Guinea,  West African folk rhythm, Takosaba, focusing on its rhythmic structure and tension;  instrumental composition and character; and its cultural meaning.  

Production of the piece was carried out through the experimental use of original  graphics, animated text and live action footage all created, manipulated and captured  using video equipment and image compositing software. These visual elements are  driven by Takosaba, which was recorded live using both analog and digital sound  recording equipment and was mastered using digital sound editing software.



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