Leo Villareal, Scramble, 2011, Light-emitting diodes, Mac mini, custom software, circuitry, wood, plexiglass, 60 x 60 in.The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. The Dreier Fund for Acquisitions, 2012. Photo: Joshua Navarro
Villareal, who likes to listen to electronic music mixed by his friends and who was included in the Visual Music show at the Hirshhorn Museum in 2005, sees a strong analogy between his work and music.
Artnews, June 2009
Scramble playlist in iTunes
Upon seeing Scramble, I began to think about what electronic music might serve as a kind of soundtrack for the visual sequence of the piece. The patterns of light start to create a sensation of traveling without moving the longer you look at them. It’s hypnotic without getting monotonous. So I selected music that has a twilight effect, that is soothing rather than sleepy. The eight tracks compliment Scramble individually as well as working together as a unit. My intent was to have music that would enhance the viewing experience and would work when listened to through headphones.
Jeff Whitelow, Museum Assistant
Kodak Folding Pocket Camera. Photo: Charles Mahorney
“Living in a fisheye lens, caught in the camera eye.” – Rush “Limelight” from their Moving Pictures album 1981
Please enjoy the following musical compilation following the theme of photography, and feel free to add your own tracks!
Lady Gaga – Paparazzi
Filter – Take a Picture
Def Leppard – Photograph
Nickelback – Photograph
Paul Simon – Kodachrome
Duran Duran – Girls on Film
John Mayer – 3×5
J. Geils Band – Freeze Frame
The Cure – Pictures of You
Patsy Cline – [I’ve Got Your Picture] She’s Got You
Jim Croce – Photographs and Memories
Holger Czukay – Photo Song