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Re: Music to Inspire Beauty
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2007, 12:29:17 AM »
There are some interesting soundscapes there for sure and it would certainly be worth while trying to use them to create a TG2 image but you may have to listen to them several times before some thing great is inspired by them.

I would strongly recommend that all the poets here should listen to the tracks on both links and see what imagery you come up with as I feel that the type of music on offer here would work better in the poetic bane then the purely visual due to poetry's ability to work at a deeper level the a purely visual medium can, but therein lies the challenge.

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Re: Music to Inspire Beauty
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2007, 02:13:12 PM »
Cyber-angel,

Something about the combination of the TG2 visuals with inspirational music (not excluding these above) inspires beauty like nothing I've imagined.  Maybe it's a matter of personal perception, whether one thing inspires another to think either poetically or visually.  Interesting comments.

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Re: Music to Inspire Beauty
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2007, 03:29:29 PM »
I have always found that listening to "SOME" Enigma songs helps me concentrate, get new ideas or imagine things that I never had....its like the painter form the show "Heroes" (forgot his name)
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Re: Music to Inspire Beauty
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2007, 05:05:27 PM »
Alex.
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Re: Music to Inspire Beauty
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2007, 01:01:13 AM »
We live in exciting times right now where the juxtaposition and cross over of different forms of expression come together in different and exciting ways that have not traditionally been combined before, nor have in some cases have existed in previous generations.

Maybe one day we will have an amalgamation on both the visual and the poetic and thus a new movement in art will be formed, what the name of this new movement will be is not for me to say nor can I say weather or not such a movement shall indeed arise just be alert to the possibility of the idea.

Indeed taken one stage further a new visual language could be formed and with this new language and way of thinking it could extend into other related areas such as music, furniture design and architecture, then in to other areas such as product design and advertising.

Right now many in the computer graphics world weather they know it or not are part of a current movement in artistic expression called Photorealism what lies beyond that is hard to say it depends on the advances that are made at the hardware and software levels but on the much deeper level of the choices that are made or not by both the vendors and what we the end users demand.

Visual imagery such as that expressed via the means such as TG2, painting or other visual arts is the outward expression of the artistic soul and shows one half of the soul.

Conversely then the inward half of the soul is expressed via the mean of poetry and music and surprisingly enough dance which is dualistic in nature as the nature of expression of the dancer is both inward and outward at the same moment.   

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Re: Music to Inspire Beauty
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2007, 07:04:01 AM »
I listen to a lot of Steve Roach and Robert Rich particularly at late night. I would have to say it gets the brain churning but the beauty of this kind of ambient music can serve several purposes. You can drift away into sleep, think of strange worlds or simply play it at your job as background music.    :)

Some mp3 samples here from Roach...

http://www.steveroach.com/store/store.php?query=category&value=1&cell=9&details=y

I grew up listening to this stuff in high school, yeah i was an outcast. White and Nerdy!        ;D

Robert Rich mp3 samples...

http://www.robertrich.com/rrsounds.html
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Re: Music to Inspire Beauty
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2007, 07:22:37 AM »
I moved into visual arts from audio arts, and I'm at a bit of a loss to distill a small list of recordings which I find inspiring.  However, I'll dive in anyway ...  ;D

I am personally inspired a great deal by Daniel Lanois in general, and his Belladona album is a largely instrumental and fascinating work.  Daniel's pedal steel is just elegant.  I find Brian Eno's ambient recordings to be quite enjoyable atmospheric music, but he's a bit more well known (for better or worse).  Lately I've been dipping into Latin jazz recordings from the 50's/60's era, but I've yet to acquire any recordings myself.   I'm just at the brink of exposure with them, but I haven't been so excited about music in some time as I am with the little bit I've had the chance to hear.  There's a personal friend of mine, Peter Koniuto, who has put together some really diverse and inspiring recordings; he uses some very creative approaches (boiled eggs in metal mixing bowls, blowing air over tuned bottles of wine, unorthodoxically brushed cymbals, etc.  8)), here's his home page, I must plug it for this topic:

http://www.redsunsoundroom.com/

One of his favorite artists is Zakir Hussain, and I'd have to recommend his music to any earthling creating anything.  My wife is from Nepal, and through her I've been exposed to a tremendous amount of enriching material, Hindustani and traditional Nepali music, though some of it requires more attention than others, and tends to split my attention if I'm attempting to perform other creative work while listening.

Wonderful thread!  I'm eager to hear what other folks would mention here.

Cheers!
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Re: Music to Inspire Beauty
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2007, 02:25:32 PM »
Cyber-Angel, I believe you're right about a new form of expression.  At the time, I was thinking about only finding a way to be inspired.  Thanks for the dialogue.

Sethern - Thanks.  As soon as I can get to a computer with speakers, I'll try these.

Arandil - Thanks to you, too.  I'm looking forward to hearing these things.  The diversity of music you mention sounds fascinating.

I'm betting that a combination of visual effects (realistic view / animations) accompanied by decent music (of all sorts) could present a form of healing to the human psyche.  Of course it could.
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Re: Music to Inspire Beauty
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2007, 09:01:44 PM »
Cool.  Thanks  As sson as my render (over 400 hours now) is finished, I'm going to experiment...

 ;D

I listen to a lot of Steve Roach and Robert Rich particularly at late night. I would have to say it gets the brain churning but the beauty of this kind of ambient music can serve several purposes. You can drift away into sleep, think of strange worlds or simply play it at your job as background music.    :)

Some mp3 samples here from Roach...

http://www.steveroach.com/store/store.php?query=category&value=1&cell=9&details=y

I grew up listening to this stuff in high school, yeah i was an outcast. White and Nerdy!        ;D

Robert Rich mp3 samples...

http://www.robertrich.com/rrsounds.html
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Re: Music to Inspire Beauty
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2007, 07:23:09 PM »
Not that I am pimping my own website, (but the stuff is free anyway), but I also create music in my spare time now and then...

http://www.moodflow.com/Music.html

Ohh and don't make too much fun of the artwork, as its quite old and done with limited resources at the time!

I also listen to stuff like ComradeF (http://www.comradef.com)... definitely good stuff while designing a scene.
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