“Empyrean” is a music video developed by Ganesh Rao and Jonny Greenwald at the Dept. of Visualization at Texas A&M University under the guidance of Professor Karen Hillier.

The objective was to create a visually intriguing cinematic experience, with stunning technicality and conceptual elements. Minimal and symbolic characters and sets were used to vaguely portray themes of ‘genesis’ with underlying elements of the Hindu mythology.

Musically, the piece has ambient and atmospheric soundscapes layered over powerful rhythmic motifs and voices. The piece has a pleasant surreal incline, with enough room left intentionally for subjective interpretation by the audience.

[Empyrean bei Vimeo, via inspirational]