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| 7 min

Court métrage d’animation de Norman McLaren et de René Jodoin. Dans une sorte de jeu de mouvement, ils font virevolter des sphères blanches dans un ciel coloré en mouvance. Ces sphères s’alignent, se groupent et se multiplient, entrant parfois en collision l’une contre l’autre. Au piano, Glenn Gould exécute des extraits du « Clavecin bien tempéré » de Bach et donne au film son rythme et l'allure qui le caractérise.

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


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Ages 11 to 17

Arts Education - Visual Arts
History and Citizenship Education - Culture and Currents of Thought (1500-present)
Media Education - Film Animation

Ask media and film students to discuss: the effect of classical music as inspiration and key element; the use of flowing spheres; the animation technique; and the effect of the butterfly. Before viewing, have music and art students listen only; after viewing, discuss how music might be visual, and draw or sculpt in response to music. Mathematics students can explore the presence of geometry and algebra in the visual images.

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