Maura McDonnell's Videos (The Visual Music Village) - The Visual Music Village 2017-11-20T11:49:27Z http://visualmusic.ning.com/video/video/listForContributor?screenName=3a9abjk0ois4l&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Dazzling and Blinding - 1997 tag:visualmusic.ning.com,2008-10-02:2232935:Video:2042 2008-10-02T22:39:19.000Z Maura McDonnell http://visualmusic.ning.com/profile/MauraMcDonnell <a href="http://visualmusic.ning.com/video/2232935:Video:2042"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com/files/HUYf62iVmuCcuKP9HqVJuoVJFPucYTJ71LA5LeBC5HpuUACJNT1mmpRX536XBLSp8nl*0XTKOE4gSWODNX0QG3fAYu*6QYn1/tmp61416.png?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>A very short visual music piece created to an excerpt of music by the incredibly wonderful music composer Kaija Saariaho. This was a first exercise in exploring the movement and rhythm of music. These two ideas - movement and rhythm were my only… <a href="http://visualmusic.ning.com/video/2232935:Video:2042"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com/files/HUYf62iVmuCcuKP9HqVJuoVJFPucYTJ71LA5LeBC5HpuUACJNT1mmpRX536XBLSp8nl*0XTKOE4gSWODNX0QG3fAYu*6QYn1/tmp61416.png?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />A very short visual music piece created to an excerpt of music by the incredibly wonderful music composer Kaija Saariaho. This was a first exercise in exploring the movement and rhythm of music. These two ideas - movement and rhythm were my only concern. Towards One - Beautiful (Extract) 1998 tag:visualmusic.ning.com,2008-09-23:2232935:Video:1560 2008-09-23T22:47:45.000Z Maura McDonnell http://visualmusic.ning.com/profile/MauraMcDonnell <a href="http://visualmusic.ning.com/video/2232935:Video:1560"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com/files/3CskpdhAqAVrw3CSQMgvelmnuUPXeKsIUdU9CuFBWmzGXRR*h2fHCrXvK0-EALZWo*JVWgwqECTBMg4OBGSIy7UGxd8B2WTm/tmp52163.png?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>The "Beautiful" section of Towards One is my favorite section. The music and images were composed together and sought a tight relation based on early harmony laws of music. This section only uses the octave, fourth and fifth intervals in the music and the geometric symbol of these harmonious intervals in the visual form recreated - the geometric Tetraktys. The source video material is from… <a href="http://visualmusic.ning.com/video/2232935:Video:1560"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com/files/3CskpdhAqAVrw3CSQMgvelmnuUPXeKsIUdU9CuFBWmzGXRR*h2fHCrXvK0-EALZWo*JVWgwqECTBMg4OBGSIy7UGxd8B2WTm/tmp52163.png?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />The "Beautiful" section of Towards One is my favorite section. The music and images were composed together and sought a tight relation based on early harmony laws of music. This section only uses the octave, fourth and fifth intervals in the music and the geometric symbol of these harmonious intervals in the visual form recreated - the geometric Tetraktys. The source video material is from organ pipes from the cathedral in Carlow. The pipes represented harmony as realised in the organ pipes. All very symbolic. Beauty was considered to be represented in numbers and geometric ratios. Towards One - Process (Extract) 1998 tag:visualmusic.ning.com,2008-09-23:2232935:Video:1555 2008-09-23T18:21:24.000Z Maura McDonnell http://visualmusic.ning.com/profile/MauraMcDonnell <a href="http://visualmusic.ning.com/video/2232935:Video:1555"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="http://api.ning.com/files/nnPHp*II36*N0Dq6-gXxTYEa81fEqzu8MPKuqbsC6No1ETfpTPwbgKjz6bjNPPaNPdg*qwsuMP0ykGOW68QIcm03toN41dSU/tmp79707.png?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Towards One explores a geometric mathematical harmony, taking ideas from pythagoras, plato and the early greek philosophy pertaining to the harmony of the world as can be discovered by extracting the essential form - mathematical form of harmonious nature. This section, was composed first. The sound was designed with the Capybara Kyma system and edited extensively with sound editors. The… <a href="http://visualmusic.ning.com/video/2232935:Video:1555"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com/files/nnPHp*II36*N0Dq6-gXxTYEa81fEqzu8MPKuqbsC6No1ETfpTPwbgKjz6bjNPPaNPdg*qwsuMP0ykGOW68QIcm03toN41dSU/tmp79707.png?width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Towards One explores a geometric mathematical harmony, taking ideas from pythagoras, plato and the early greek philosophy pertaining to the harmony of the world as can be discovered by extracting the essential form - mathematical form of harmonious nature. This section, was composed first. The sound was designed with the Capybara Kyma system and edited extensively with sound editors. The visuals were created in response to the music and sounds designed.