Giant Steps is the elegant graduation project from Michal Levy of the Visual Communication Department of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. The short film is based on the 1959 John Coltrane album Giant Steps, the title track of which is generally considered to have the most complex and difficult chord progression of any Jazz composition.

On the topic of Coltrane’s innovative and challenging music, Levy explains "it was the first time in the history of Jazz music that someone based his music on symmetrical patterns, which stemmed from a mathematical division of the musical scale (…) the structural approach of John Coltrane to music is associated with architectural thinking. The musical theme defines a space and the musical improvisation is like someone drifting in that imaginary space." [source]

3 Responses to “GIANT 3D STEPS”
  1. Rob Chiu says:

    fantastic stuff!

  2. paul says:

    an amazing piece of work but surprised it wasnt up here sooner as i saw this on a onedotzero (or was it RES) reel over a year ago. Guess i should have proposed it for feed but then not sure whether you are looking for the latest pieces of great work or just work of a high standard you havent come across?

  3. Feedmaster says:

    Hey, Paul – we’re looking for both. Especially if the older work is under exposed or only played in a limited market. I had not seen this piece before Heathrow posted it (and Lordy knows I see a lot of stuff).