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Music in motion: 'Portrait of the Ghost Drummer'

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Polish artist Odaibe's 'Portrait of the Ghost Drummer' is a video captured from the motion of a drummer's sticks during a solo.

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We always thought drum solos looked like a blur of arms, sweat, and long hair, but Polish artist Odaibe has other ideas. By tracking the sticks of a drummer in motion and creating a video from the data, his Portrait of the Ghost Drummer allows for a stark reinterpretation of one of the more maligned forms of music. Odaibe used a Vicon MX system for motion capture, with the 3D video being created from raw .csv files in Cinema 4D.