Gloria is the fifth release from CandyStations aka Deborah Johnson, for composer Sarah Kirkland Snider’s album, Mass for the Endangered, released to critical acclaim on New Amsterdam and Nonesuch Records in September 2020.
This interactive desktop piece was created as a sister to the official video by CandyStations. Sacred, ancient creatures emerge and erode through a mouse and audio-responsive mosaic that evokes Byzantine patterns, stained glass motifs, and ancient rock formations. Click and drag to alter the rocky facets, simultaneously revealing and eroding the underlying animal forms. As the music fades, a final, ghostly image exposes all the marks made.
Save + share your creations to social media using the hashtag #sksgloria, or email them to me (you can save images at any point using the ‘Save’ button). All drawings will display in a gallery on Sarah’s website.
Nonesuch Records Link