Animator Ryan Larkin does a visual improvisation to music performed by a popular group presented as sidewalk entertainers. His take-off point is the music, but his own beat is more boisterous than that of the musicians. The illustrations range from convoluted abstractions to caricatures of familiar rituals. Without words.
Ages 12 to 17
Arts Education - Music
Arts Education - Visual Arts
Students can discuss the street music of buskers. Comment on the overall visual representations presented by the filmmaker. Are they ones that you would choose? Explore the concept of interpretation as it applies to both music and art. Discuss the varied music styles in the film. Comment on the kaleidoscope effects of the second music selection. Students could attempt a similar project.