Here are some scenes from Strings and Serpents project. These animations are quite memorable for me because at that time I was going through a big change of my life and also they were the first animations that I worked on after moving to Vancouver!
Strings and Serpents is a multi-cultural collaboration between two pianists, (Andy Milne & Benoît Delbecq), the Japanese TsuguKaji-KOTO duo (Ai Kajigano & Tsugumi Yamamoto) and myself as an animator. Commissioned by The Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts and funded by The Japan Foundation and New Music USA, it toured throughout North America in October 2014. Merging musical and visual forms into a unified experience, Strings and Serpents features a 30-minute animated film in conjunction with the live performance of the combined piano and koto duos.
Music by Andy Milne, Benoît Delbecq, Ai Kajigano & Tsugumi Yamamoto
Animation by Saki Murotani
©2014 Strings & Serpents