7 Hours In 77 Million Paintings

This high definition HD video contains a 35 minute time lapse recording at 12 times normal real time presentation speed – equivalent to 7 hours (or 420 minutes) of one unique real time performance instance of 77 Million Paintings, a generative audio / visual performance concept which never plays twice exactly the same, originally developed by Brian Eno. 7 HOURS IN 77 MILLION PAINTINGS offers the viewer an accelerated and arresting visual experience differing from this work’s real time viewing experience, in that the video’s imagery continuously draws the viewer’s curiosity with little pause.

The audio soundtrack features one performance instance of an ambient algorithmic composition PORTHEMEOR EVENING, created by composer Mark Harrop specifically for this production.

Another excerpt is available on Vimeo.


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Due to rich low frequency audio content throughout this video, high fidelity speakers or headphones with extended bass range reproduction is highly recommended for the best listening experience.

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