|Unfinished Mosque of the Hotel Manzah Palagh by Muslimgauze|
What does the program do?
The program analyses given image and generates melodies of its elements.
These generated melodies constitute raw musical material.
The program has no intelligence to compose great music.
A human performer does it.
What does the performer do?
The performer selects melodies, assigns musical instruments, and conducts the "orchestra" by starting and pausing melodies. It is also possible to alter melodies, adjust volume, fine-tune sound parameters, and so on.
Why do we make music of images?
We do it to explain similarity between music and visual art. Wassily Kandinsky wrote about it in his book "Concerning Spiritual in Arts". The book was published more than 100 years ago. In his following book, "Point and Line to Plane" (1926), we see this diagram:
It appears that not everyone has read Kandinsky's books - because we hear questions:
How to understand abstract art?
Different people have different opinions:
- Abstract art has certain meaning but I don't know how to find it.
- Abstract art cannot have meaning because it is abstract. It's nothing but decoration.
There are also people who enjoy abstract art. They have possibly read Kandinsky's books.
We tell people from the first group: "Understand abstract art in the same way as you understand music."
We ask people from the second group: "Does music mean anything to you? Music can be equally abstract - unless we speak about songs with explicit lyrics". What is the meaning of classical music? Is it a mere decoration?
This project illustrates structural and spiritual relation between composition in music and visual art.
We play music made of images at vernissages. We perform at media events. We've heard opinions as strong as "you've opened my eyes". We are confident that the project is both helpful and interesting for audience.
We have developed a dedicated version of the software for galleries and museums
- pre-recording music made of art work being exhibited at the customer's gallery or museum
- unattended playback of pre-recorded music with possible projection of an image onto a screen
- for audience, we can provide a simplified control through a set of push buttons
- interaction via motion detectors
Sound environment directly bound to the exhibition objects enhances audience experience, and widens the audience.
We offer our services in sound environment installation.
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