Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Audio Arts: This semester is about Film Music.First six weeks is about film making and producing a short film, providing the visual material for the major project.
We talked about "time lapse photography' and later looked at Koyaanisqatsi - a film by Godfrey Reggio and music by Phillip Glass. We only watched couple of minutes which had shots of builidings and sky/clouds crafted together with time lapse and slow motion effects. It is the first in Qatsi Trilogy, an influential trilogy of films made over a period of almost 20 years.
Qatsi Trilogy:

* Koyaanisqatsi ( Life out of Balance );
* Naqoyqatsi ( War as a Way of Life );
* Powaqqtsi ( Life in Transformation );

Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi original soundtrack CD cover

Koyaanisqatsi which was released in 1982. Music plays a vital role in this film. "Film provokes its audience into thinking about aspects of the modern world around them and in particular how our cities and industry sit within and compete with the natural landscape."
( I will write more about the film, once I watch it)

* Harrald.Luke.2007.Lectures in Audio Arts.9 August'2007. University of Adelaide
* http://www.mfiles.co.uk/composers/Philip-Glass.htm ( viewed on 13 August'2007 )
* http://www.qatsi.org/ ( viewed on 13 August'2007 )

Forum : " Breadboarding" -- This was the first forum I attended this semester. I dont have my kit,so I shared with freddy. I completed soldereing a piezo microphone and the first exercise,which was to make an Square wave Oscillator. I could not reach till making of Modulating Square Oscillator and Ring Modulation effect. I should have my kit this week,so can complete previous weeks work and then I could post some sounds for you to listen..
I am glad we are doing something in the forum and not sitting listening to someones talk. Enough talking has been done, its time for some action guys. I dont mind so much that we are still not playing music,indeed we are working on our instruments that will be later used to make music .


(*..*) said...

There's an other movie/documentary style the Qatsi Trilogy but more recent..it's called Baraka!
check it out it's very well made.
bye bye'm

Vinny Bhagat said...

ya,i have seen that maria, qatsi was new to me, i want to watch the other 2 in the trio..one day..:)