Saturday, 3 April 2021

All at Once

Seventeen years ago I took part in an Arts Council project that culminated in a local art exhibition. I'd created a series of short pieces of electronic music which I paired with digitally created pictures. These were based on photographs I'd been taking of my own shadow, which I'd taken outside in the area around where we live. Looking back, it's very like things I've been doing recently, being confined to our local neighbourhood as we have been for the last year.

The other day I came across a track I'd created in the years after the project. It clearly belonged to it but since the moment had passed, I'd left it unfinished. Yesterday I finished it off and uploaded it to YouTube. For the visual element, I added the images from the original project.

The title of the track refers to a Kenneth Patchen picture-poem, All at Once Is What Eternity Is


I then added it to the Bandcamp album I'd created of music from the original project.


10 comments:

  1. I enjoyed that, both the visuals and music. A film like that helps to expand my imagination.

    I did comment on your last post but is must have been swallowed up in the ether - sorry. (I probably pushed the wrong button)

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    1. Thank you. Regarding posts, these things happen!

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  2. Splendid that you finished that track and paired it with those intriguing pictures. Just what I needed to see and hear today to revive my spirits. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you! It's nice to know that what one does can have that effect on people. I often think that listening to music can be a 'mind-altering' experience. If you had to ingest it rather than listen to it, it would be either illegal or only available on prescription!

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  3. Loved the music and the nature covered photos of a person.

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    1. Thank you. Nature-covered - I like that.

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  4. I love that line: That's what eternity is. That is really a thought which calls one to ponder, isn't it?

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    1. His picture-poems (especially that one) are worth a google!

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All at Once

Seventeen years ago I took part in an Arts Council project that culminated in a local art exhibition. I'd created a series of short piec...