Dishes and Glasses Shatter and Reassemble to the Sinister Soundtrack of ‘Toccata’ by Bach

“Tocatta” by Optical Arts is an observational piece that explores how music can change the perception of commonality. In this case, various forms of tableware shatter and reassemble to the soundtrack of “Toccata” by Johann Sebastian Bach. This piece of music, particularly its Fugue in D Minor, is most familiar within the context of horror films and evokes a sense of violence and urgency with the simple breaking of plates and glasses that it might not otherwise have.

The film is an exploration on the nature of time, the relentless violence of entropy and creative energy and its relationship to music itself.

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Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.