This is an new composition for solo piano, which I’ve paired with animation from Eadweard Muybridge’s Phenakistoscope (No. 35): A Couple Waltzing (public domain). The phenakistoscope is a technology from the 1800s that incorporated a spinning disc to produce the illusion of movement — a precursor apparently to motion pictures. I wrote the music first, which is technically not a traditional waltz, but more a dream-like version of one. I came across the animation by chance on wikipedia (here) and thought it fit well with that idea and the mood of the music. In other words, a happy accident.