Off the mark.

August 10, 2006

I’ve been meaning to start a real blog for over a year. For one and a half years I’ve had to blog as course work and I’ve grown accustomed to developing ideas in a semi-public space, as well as recording thoughts and important quotes from relevant readings. So here it is. My real blog. You can expect:

  • Further development of my honours research question:

Chion explains synchresis as ‘the spontaneous and irresistible mental fusion, completely free of any logic, that happens between a sound and a visual when these occur at exactly the same time.”

Filmmakers, animators and experimental artists explore audio visual fusion in many cultural forms; in nightclubs, concerts, art galleries, animation and music video. Currently, digital producers are devoting works to the ‘spontaneous and irresistible’ experience of synchresis, visualising experimental noise and minimal electronic music.

This research will investigate synchresis, and the mutual ‘contamination’ and ‘projection’ between two disparate senses, by applying generative visualisation techniques to complex, dense, dark music.

  • Random notes, quotes and thoughts from things I’ve been reading.
  • Hopefully a lot of processing sketches and technical problem solving as I document/develop my creative piece.
  • Probably some random thoughts on art, music and anything else I find amusing.

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