- Visual Music Posters
Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto – Berlin and David Sylvian & Ryuichi Sakamoto – World Citizen.
- Two posters made two visualize the musical works of Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto – Berlin and David Sylvian & Ryuichi Sakamoto – World Citizen.
I wanted to try to mimic the musical composition. First adding analogue elements then manipulate and add further expression digital. I would start out,drawing figuratively associations with the music. Then did some scans of them. While I scanned the drawings I physicly shook the scanner. Leaving the elements digtalized a way that the first creator had no control over. Splitting the process of expression into two. This increased the feeling of noise and sound in the image itself,abstracting the elements I started out with. I then did the final composition by computer, adding some details. Like sampling parts of the picture and let them appeared outside the frame creating a new context for them, again based on my take on the musical composition process.
- World Citizen:
My starting point for this was to create a few simple rules. Not be too lead by the narrative lyrics. They simply had too much obvious imagery. My first idea was a image representation of pong. Where the sound bounced back and forth, and where David Sylvians call for help never reaches anyone outside these borders. Leaving it dead, I looked further away from the figurative but was stuck. Browsing my computer for images I remembered the song title "World Citizen". I started to look through my vacation photos, from traveling abroad. After looking through various photos of visuals from my travel to Tokyo. I found a funny architectual building form the Shinjuku district. The windows of one building had so many lines it seemed to bounce back and forth. This was a nice continuation of my initial thought and I started cutting out pieces of photos to use in a new composition. I wanted the lines to bounce back and forth within an shape of a human head. A man whos head is hung and who grieves over this world. Much like the my interpretation of the theme. Put him in a black background. Leaving him to the vastness of the unknown future.