GIANT 3D STEPS
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]