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Cusp is a piece of purely electronic music composed by René Baptist Huysmans in 2014. The piece is punctuated with points of transition, cusps, that announce each time a different texture, with a different intensity or character. One may be reminded or have associations with one of the fundamental types in catastrophe theory as developed by René Thom and Christopher Zeeman, namely the ‘Cusp Catastrophe’.
This video couples visual image to the various moments of musical build-up and release. In ochre red color (exactly the one that the sounds of Cusp evoked in the composers mind), the video shows the dancing limbs of little spiders in Rorschach-like visuals (associations with insect fossils preserved in amber) and a bat-like figure to go with the gothic undercurrent in the music.

© Video by Λrtvr

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