16th Entertainment Division New Face Award
Haisuinonasa”Dynamics of the Subway”
ONISHI Keita [Japan]
This music video was made for the song “Dynamics of the Subway,” which is included in Hasuinonasa’s first album Body of the Animal (released on the Zankyo Records label). The animated work, made up of geometrical shapes that correspond to the movement and texture of each sound made by the musical instruments, gives shape both to the subway and to the composition.
Reason for Award
First one’s eyes are drawn to the original manner in which sounds and movements are visually associated one-to-one. Then, as these elements gradually evolve into music and imagery, one can only gaze on in wonder. The fusion of visual and aural experience is so complete that one can no longer tell whether music is being visualized, or imagery auralized. To describe this work as images set to music wrongly implies a servant-master relationship, when in fact the two elements enjoy a perfect correspondence. The thoroughgoing character of the work’s precision brings the novel sensibilities of its creator into bold relief.