for Visual Music Artists, Writers, and Venues
INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION ARTECITTA
VIDEO AUTHOR: Arlene Rabinowitz
SONG: Paixões Diagonais
Lyrics: João Monge
Music: Fado Miguel. Miguel Ramos
Piano: Pancho Marrodán
Arreglo de Piano: Maria João Pires.
Voice: CAROLINA BLAVIA
EP: Fado Enllà
Ed House Made Records 2012
Visual Music Abstract Art
In this gentle quiet melodic song I studied the following learning situations:
Exploring inner and outer spaces in relation to the sound.
How shapes relate to each other with the use of colour.
Creating a rhythmic arrangement through contrast of warm and cold colours.
Exploring colour inter-blending.
Expressing graphic sound properties as a sensation.
Exploring graphic sound property in relation to the occupied space format.
Developing the ability to sense emotions through coloured shapes.
Recognising sections in the music that repeat themselves.
The use of vertical and horizontal lines to create open and closed spaces.
Each graphic sound property was created to a musical tone preceding the one before it. Various techniques were used one that of making subtle colour changes as well as sharp colour contrasts within the same composition. Discovering balance and shape relationships as well as movement within each frame. The adding and subtracting of the graphic elements with accordance to the melodic sound. The development of a mental sensitivity to the ascents and descents in the sound, and translating this perception of the sensations to coloured forms.
Two videos were made one focusing on the vocals and the other on the piano after which these were overlaid to produce the final video. A compensation had to made due to the superimposing effect thus in this final piece the stills were not assembled in sequence order rather a new video was made of the collections of the stills.
Arlene Rabinowitz 2013