Mark Bliss wrote:Its interesting that you mention "relaxation"
Different people respond differently to things. I think its good to be aware of this when we create art or media of any kind.
Personally, I find the audio you are creating interesting. Mostly because I am curious about the creation of original ambient styles for sound beds and transitions. As opposed to just using ambient loops etc.
I want to learn more about this. But at the same time, "electronic" just isnt my thing. I get bored very quickly fiddling with synths and sound design. Trying to work past that though.
I guess melody based and story based music/songs is just what pushes my pleasure buttons.
But the video aspect- I am compelled to be honest here. It triggers a strong response of tension and anxiety in me that is immediately very uncomfortable.
I think its largely that "stroboscopic" thing I previously mentioned. Relaxing? I cant watch!
Now if on the other hand, you slowed down one of those scenic clips and created some soothing ambiance......
But thats me man. Do your thing and find pleasure in it!
Okay, I did realise that, as usual, everything in art needs contextualized to the 'n'th degree for people to accept (they need concept to engage with) so I began doing this, making notes over the last couple of days - so here goes :
In answer to your point about tension, I must explain that I get relaxed by wonder, as my brain has to, before it switches off and lets me sleep and I have always considered the film London to Brighton in 3 and a half minutes (BBC 1980s, a remaking of their film 'London to Brighton in 4 minutes' from 1953) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkpLba0d62s
wonderous but too short to be relaxing, so I tried to make something that had that effect but was much longer. Admittedly I may have gone overboard in speeding it up, but it looked still pretty slow to me when I was working on it.
Anyway, back to the concept. My notes : unsorted verse in structure are thus - Rising Sky Shepard
Impressions, back through time
Dreams, forward through the night
Seasons, passing through dying moments
Sense memory. ...(note) Seasonal Affective Disorder, S.A.D. in darkness, let the light shine in.
Beautiful Grey (Light), Snow White Shine
Beautiful, but sad
Death, rebirth, dislocation
As the empty spaces increase. ...
Trapped in the reality of time passing ever faster.
Distracted by the vortex of light, sound, art.
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