“A Detailed Journey through the Inifinity of the Mandelbrot set, choreographed to an original musical score. “

This music set to fractals reminds me of the 10-minute long experimental (e.g. unfocused or tempered) sequenced, Jeskola Buzz music I used to make and watch to Milkdrop back in high school. And it recalls an era of music composition before I was seasoned and more effectively minimalist (it’s always about me, remember). For instance, listen here where as the song builds up at the end, instead of creating chordal arrangements or inversions under the main theme to give it color and contrast, the composer just adds more harmonized melodies on top of the main theme. Yet I kind of like it: raw and spiritual, forcing its way to the end with sheer brutality.

And hey, isn’t that what everyone likes about rock ‘n roll music to begin with? Its inability to expand beyond a limited dimensional frame of composition, which in turn makes the desire to communicate it even stronger and makes the music frenetic and emotional. In some ways the popularity of rock music is because it’s an atavistic return to the soul of the body, which seems to get lost in the intellectual wankery of academic music. For the very reason academic musicians are rarely the greatest artists is because academia rewards logical, hard-working, intellectual, visual-oriented genius. But the artist’s greatest ability usually comes from kinesthetic genius.

Here’s the third video that comes up when you search for “chaos” on Youtube.


~ by chaosrexmachinae on December 23, 2009.

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