Knowing

 

Pery
Burge and I have completed a new multimedia music video, entitled “Knowing”. As
is true for the entire series, I create the soundtrack, and Pery creates the
visual imagery.

“Knowing”
is intended as a companion piece to our previous work, entitled “Being”. It is
comparably replete with living color and texture.

This
is how Pery describes the work in her Chronoscapes blog:

This video features Tullio’s music along with my fluid dynamics imagery.

In this movie I explore the major/minor key contrasts in Tullio’s
piece, and its mood of perpetual motion.
The major/minor aspect of the music made me think of juxtaposing
structured and unstructured flow, and the feeling of perpetual motion seemed to
match the whirling and wheeling of the vortices which feature throughout the
movie.

I am fascinated by vortices; they make such strong, compelling
images in themselves, and also have a rich symbolism attached. This symbolism can appear self-contradictory
– some mythology emphasising their destructive nature, other belief systems
talking of them as the ultimate energy source – ‘getting into the vortex’ …
perhaps Knowing in the sense of true wisdom.

I hope I’ve captured a little of both aspects here, and that you
enjoy the flow of the whirlpools and their patterns, set to Tullio’s music.

In this movie I explore visual parallels to the major/minor key
contrasts in Tullio’s piece, and its mood of perpetual motion. The major/minor aspect of the music made me
think of juxtaposing structured and unstructured flow, and the feeling of
perpetual motion seemed to match the whirling and wheeling of the vortices
which feature throughout the movie.I am fascinated by vortices; they make such
strong, compelling images in themselves, and also have a rich symbolism
attached. This symbolism can appear
self-contradictory – some mythology emphasising their destructive nature, other
belief systems talking of them as the ultimate energy source – ‘getting into
the vortex’ … perhaps Knowing in the sense of true wisdom.I hope I’ve
captured a little of both aspects here, and that you enjoy the flow of the
whirlpools and their patterns, set to Tullio’s music.

Pery’s
visuals were generated during her tenure as artist in residence in the Thermofluids Lab in the College of
Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, at the University of Exeter in
the UK. I make this music using a combination of acoustic and electronic
instruments and audio software. We have been sharing files and building the
multimedia works through a series of file transfers and Internet communications.

We hope you enjoy “Knowing”.

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