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Canon

1964 9 min
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Norman McLaren and Grant Munro use three different animation techniques to provide visual representations of canons in a film designed to teach viewers about this ancient musical form. The soundtrack combines both recorded classical music and sounds produced by a synthesizer.

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Norman McLaren and Grant Munro use three different animation techniques to provide visual representations of canons in a film designed to teach viewers about this ancient musical form. The soundtrack combines both recorded classical music and sounds produced by a synthesizer.
  • director
    Norman McLaren
    Grant Munro
  • optical effects
    J. Gillissie
  • camera
    Robert Humble
  • sound
    Ron Alexander
  • music
    Eldon Rathburn

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Education

Ages 6 to 15
Study Guide
For younger students, teach and play hand games as in the film to reinforce concept of turn-taking in music. Perform a dance/create artwork using repetition. For older students, pre-teach concepts of form, register, tempo, timbre; have them identify these during the film. Identify composers or other artists who use canon, counterpoint, fugue, inversion, etc. in their work. Have advanced students produce acoustic/electronic pieces using one of these devices.
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