“Tokyo Aglow” is a Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film (At The CONFLUX Part Two) In Japan Directed by Justin Tierney.
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Justin Tierney
Original Music by: Justin Tierney, The Deviant Septet (Karen Kim—violin, Doug Balliett—bass, Mike Gurfield—trumpet, Matthew Melore—trombone, Jared Soldiviero—percussion)
“Tokyo Aglow tours the Japanese capital by road and rail. Whereas Aerial Arterial (the first installment) explores the edifices of the city from elevated perches, Tokyo Aglow captures the city from the blacktop. The automated Yurikamome flows through Odaiba and arrives downtown. A taxi whips to converging clusters of crowds in Shibuya. Scores surge, stream and swarm, tangle and scramble. Patterns of people, probabilities and periodicities, play. Weaving and knotting, the masses rhythmically engage with the machinery of modern life.
Koto inspired chords underpin the music of the piano. Trombone, trumpet and violin map to the patterns recurrent and emergent. Crosswalk chimes, chirps and cuckoos echo into the night.
“Tokyo Aglow” is the second of five installments of At The CONFLUX, a short film exploring the rhythm of urban Japan and its people.”