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Re: Musica Optica 2007

I was running projections for a friend's band for a while and both times we projected Harry Smith's Abstractions behind the band (they could never see the projections) the music they were playing moved to another level all together.  It was very strange and quite tangible.  Something in the sound just gelled and you could feel the energy of the music change.  And what was stranger still was that when the piece ended, the music changed again and felt very different than what they had been playing previously.

Good stuff.  Music and visual art can be a magical combination.


On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 4:18 PM, Travis Hartnett <travishartnett@gmail.com> wrote:
I was in a instrumental band that always played with video projections behind us.  We could never see them at all (too close to the screen, too busy playing) and they were always randomly thrown up there by the video operator (three super-8 projectors, two slide projectors, lots of found images and film spliced together), and after every gig people would come up and ask how we synchronized the video and music so well. 

It was frequently hard to convince them that it was all random, since they were certain that the changes they saw and heard were planned out by us. 

There's a term for the mind's tendency to find these sort of connections where there aren't any, but I can't recall it right now.


On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 4:14 PM, info at zoekeating <info@zoekeating.com> wrote:
very interesting! i like how this is the other way round: music to images.

On Aug 25, 2008, at 3:34 PM, L.A. Angulo wrote:


Till now you seriously considered yourself to be the body and to have a
form. That is the primal ignorance which is the root cause of all trouble.

- Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950)

Sound and Vision: http://www.minds-eye.org