Variations of Reich and Tetris (2012)

an animated short

I thought it was a tragedy that a full iteration of Reich’s “Variations for Winds, Strings, and Keyboards” was not up on YouTube, so i decided to do a video project that used the track as its background. I decided that I wanted to record eight different runs of me playing First Person Tetris and overlay them on top of each other. From there I started messing around with different minimalistic video-compositional ideas that I thought well-mimicked the minimalistic direction of Reich’s work.

The game is available for play at