Haisuinonasa: Dynamics of the Subway

Dynamics of the Subway is a music video by Haisuinonasa, and it’s well worth checking out. Here’s a brief description of what’s going on:

Each note from the instruments is represented by a geometric shape in the animation; while these shapes move in sync with the song, they also form the parts that create the subway itself.

The first 60 seconds or so are exactly what I was looking to do with a song by The Books entitled Tokyo: apply a small animation to a specific instrument or musical phrase, and try to map out the entire song as a series of tiny animated clips.

This video though, goes way beyond that… and is just delightful to watch, as it unfolds. I can’t image how long this must have taken to create.

I’m reminded a lot of a great video entitled Sonar – which, if you haven’t seen… you totally need to go and watch right now. Another great animation/visualization.

Seeing stuff like this makes me wish Flash was still around, and makes me wish I still worked with Flash on a daily basis. I kind of miss it.

One of these days, I’m going to go back and fully do that Tokyo song animation. It’s been backburnered for a while now, but the itch to create it has never fully gone away.

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Sonar: Numeric And Circular Music Visualization
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Tokyo, by The Books

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