Spheres

This animated short by Norman McLaren and René Jodoin is a play on motion set against a background of multi-hued sky. Spheres of translucent pearl float weightlessly in the unlimited panorama of the sky, grouping, regrouping or colliding like the stylized burst of some atomic chain reaction. The dance is set to the musical cadences of Bach, played by pianist Glenn Gould.

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Comments

  • tjdix

    “Spheres is a magical blend of motion and music, in a way which easily reveals the underlying harmony of all existence. ” — tjdix, 10 May 2011

  • KathyMarch

    “I am 48 years old and I remember Spheres from my childhood. Watching it again just sparked a reflection on how being exposed to this film at age 7 or 8 has influenced a present creative project I'm undertaking. An unexpected and different trip down one of memories lanes. Its cool being Canadian.” — KathyMarch, 9 Mar 2011

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Film Credits

director
Norman McLaren
producer
Norman McLaren
animation
Norman McLaren
director
René Jodoin
producer
René Jodoin
animation
René Jodoin
music
Glenn Gould

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