Music: Jing Wang Animation: Harvey Goldman
- visual music
2016-17 “Lumen Prize“, Global Tour, Shanghai Museum of Modern Art, China,
Canary Wharf, London, Caerphilly Castle, Whales
23rd EVA Berlin Conference on Electronic Media and Art, Culture, History,
Museum of Decorative Arts, Heinrich-Hertz-Institute, Berlin, Germany
Winn Gallery, London, EVA Florence, Electronic Imaging & the Visual Arts, Florence, Italy
NewYork Institute of Technology, NY
2016 “VIDEOMEDEJA“, Museum of Contemporary Art, Novi Sad, Serbia
2016 “Great lakes International Film Festival”, Erie PA
2016 “Blue Sky International Animation Festival”, Wooster, Ohio, USA
2016 “Cinesonika”, 5th International Festival of Inovative Sound Design for film, Muncie, Indiana
2016 “ArtCroft Film and Video Festival”, Millersburg/Paris, Kentucky
2016 “ÍVAHM”International Videoart Festival” Madrid, Spain & Rivine, Ukraine
2016 “Seeing Sound 4” Bath, England
2016 “2016 Music Short Film And Video Contest”, Missoula, Montana
2016 “Experiments in Cinema”, Albuquerque, New Mexico
2015 “Firestone International Experimental Film Festival” Moscow, Russia
2015 “Twisted Oyster Experimental Film Festival”, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
2015 “Bogotá Experimental Film Festival | CineAutopsia”, Bogotá ,Columbia
2015 “Soundscapes”, University of Greenwich Galleries Exhibition, London, England,
(in conjunction with SOUND/IMAGE conference)
2015, “Great Lakes International Shorts Festival” Erie,Pennsylvania
2015 “Fear No Film Festival”,The Utah Arts Festival 2015: 13th annual, Salt lake City Utah
2015 “FAFF” (fine arts film festival) Venice Institute for Contemporary Art and Beyond Baroque, Los Angeles, California
2015 “Echofluxx 15”, festival of new media, music and art, Prague, Czechoslovakia
2015 ” Art of Dialog”, Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, Massachusetts
A Review by David Finkelstein.
May 2nd 2017
“In Jing Wang’s musical score for Passaddhi, the nine-minute visual music short she created with visual artist Harvey Goldman, we hear a wailing melody in the distance, heavy with reverb and echoes, almost like a gate swinging in the wind in a lonely, desolate place. Her music is not particularly concerned with melodic or rhythmic development, but is built from blocks of sound, like sonic sculpture. Surging clusters of sustained tones from brass and string instruments, electronically enhanced, surge forth and recede into the silence, creating a landscape of strange, iridescent sounds.
Goldman’s animation (created after the music), like the best examples of the visual music genre, is a direct response to the sound, and in fact his images help the viewer to hear the sound in much more precise detail. The background is a milky, murky field, rather like marble seen through milk. Forms like wisps of smoke appear and disappear, matching the tone clusters coming from the silence. Just like real smoke, sometimes these forms appear to have an almost mathematical structure, like an undulating spider’s web. When Wang’s music becomes much more jittery and rhythmically active, these forms begin to dance and dart around, as if we are looking at a colony of microscopic organisms.
The images are startlingly beautiful to look at. Goldman composes them with a sense of restraint, so that they compliment and enhance what we are hearing, without ever overwhelming the sounds. Goldman and Wang show us how eyes and ears, working in tandem, can synergistically create a whole which is greater than the sum of the parts.”
The Utah Review,
June 22, 2015 By Les Roka
From Dartmouth, Massachusetts , Passaddhi, directed by Harvey Goldman, is a beautifully rendered piece of digital art representing the music of Jing Wang. Directed by Harvey Goldman and featuring the music of Jing Wang who is a virtuoso player of the erhu (a long-necked instrument with two strings that is bowed like a cello), this exquisite experimental short is a mesmerizing depiction of music and all of its characteristics in an abstraction of how one’s inner sense of tranquility is resilient enough to resist the chaotic, turbulent natures of our routine life challenges.
The Vilcek Foundation:
article on Jing Wang and the creation of Passaddhi music:
Lost in tranquility, the ethereal sounds and imagery of the inner mind struggle to maintain their primal elegance, as turbulence from the the world beyond begins to infringe on their domain. The transcendent inner soundscapes of the imagination are ever vigilant as they rumble with the vestiges of human endeavor.
Passaddhi is an abstract experimental animation. A melding of sound and image that explores both the emotional relationships and the commonality of their formal language. The manner in which the elemental components of the underlying structure, such as line, shape, color/timbre and form as well as principals such as harmony, balance, rhythm and counterpoint, translate between the auditory and the visual experience is a primary concern.