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Sensology by Michel Gagné

    You don’t have to work for the NFB to create NFB like videos. Michel Gagné artist extraordinaire has taken his animation to a whole new level. Stripped down to the bare essentials. The lines beat to a rhythm of their own. Animation has always been about the marriage of sound and drawings. Michel has managed to drink from the bottled magic of Evelyn Lambart and Norman McLaren’s classic Begone Dull Care with jazz music played by Montreal’s the Oscar Peterson Trio and created his own magic. Sensology is about study of the senses and how they play together. A painstaking procedure, the film is a work of wonder.

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    Sensology by Michel GagnéSensology is a short animated film by Michel Gagné that visualizes in abstract form, an improvised musical session by two leaders of the avant-guarde jazz movement, Paul Plimley (piano) and Barry Guy (bass).The music was recorded on November 9th, 1995, at the Western Front in Vancouver, Canada

    The film was started in August 2006 and completed in July 2010. Many months of experimentation with various animation techniques lead to a grant from Art Partners in Creative Development and the creation of the live show Fixed Fragmented Fluid which will also make its way as a film at a later date.

    Tony M.