Look and Listen: Scramble

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

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

Your Snapshot Playlist

Kodak Folding Pocket Camera.

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