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Gabriel Leopardi
post Feb 6 2014, 06:46 PM
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Hello guys! In this new series of forum threads we will dedicate some time to activate our spiritual side. So let's forget about reason for a while, and search deep within for creativity.

This might sound weird to you, but I guarantee once you have got a hang of it, that it will open up new possibilities.

The first experiment consists in visualizing an image that I will share. Using your deeper perception - you should musicalize it with a note, a chord, a noise, a melody, an unfinished idea, a song or whatever you can create. The creation (music) must be original, recorded by yourself and shared here.

Each of us has a different perception of reality and it will be interesting to see different GMC:ers create different musical ideas for the same image. We will then analyze the results.

Ok guys, I hope this will be the first step of something new at GMC.

I will share the first pic tomorrow in the morning.

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post Feb 6 2014, 08:05 PM
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I'm in!! sounds really interesting.
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post Feb 6 2014, 10:31 PM
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QUOTE (Renan @ Feb 6 2014, 04:05 PM) *
I'm in!! sounds really interesting.


Hey mate! We have a first brave heart! Great! smile.gif


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this sounds very strange indeed huh.gif very intriguing, I'll give it a go smile.gif


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QUOTE (bleez @ Feb 6 2014, 07:12 PM) *
this sounds very strange indeed huh.gif very intriguing, I'll give it a go smile.gif


Cool! The first image is coming soon. smile.gif


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Ok guys! This is the first image:

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Pic by Damon Winter. (http://www.damonwinter.com/)


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Sounds different and it's very intresting, so I'm in! wink.gif

I'll think this is possibility for me to learn some creativity and maybe also something else...who knows cool.gif

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First instinct reaction to that picture:
https://soundcloud.com/bryster/cre-7-feb


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QUOTE (Rammikin @ Feb 7 2014, 03:53 PM) *
First instinct reaction to that picture:
https://soundcloud.com/bryster/cre-7-feb


You gave me chills. Beautiful man. I listened to your audio while looking at the picture and I felt inside the scene. That mix of sadness and aggression. You did it!! smile.gif Feel free to post new ideas, or continue / arrange this one.

Thanks a lot for trying this new idea. What do you think of the result? What did you feel?


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I think this is a great idea. A way to grow as an individual as well as an artist. Normally I would have done a second take which is more polished, but I think the point here is to be expressive, not polished. I felt the desolation of the individual when the ultimate hammer comes down, and that's what I was trying convey.


QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Feb 7 2014, 07:00 PM) *
You gave me chills. Beautiful man. I listened to your audio while looking at the picture and I felt inside the scene. That mix of sadness and aggression. You did it!! smile.gif Feel free to post new ideas, or continue / arrange this one.

Thanks a lot for trying this new idea. What do you think of the result? What did you feel?



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QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Feb 7 2014, 04:05 PM) *
is this what you meant


Chills again!! Do this exercise guys. Turn off your lights, focus on the picture and play the two ideas. I's awesome how deep both are. Jst's is even darker, I can feel the lady's mind on that piece of music... a mix of desolation, broken dreams, sadness, there are a lot of mixed feeling there.

What did you feel composing this Jst? Share a bit the experience...

QUOTE (Rammikin @ Feb 7 2014, 04:16 PM) *
I think this is a great idea. A way to grow as an individual as well as an artist. Normally I would have done a second take which is more polished, but I think the point here is to be expressive, not polished. I felt the desolation of the individual when the ultimate hammer comes down, and that's what I was trying convey.



I couldn't use better words to explain the reason of this project and the feeling behind your piece. Well said Ram. smile.gif


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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Feb 7 2014, 10:00 PM) *
What did you feel composing this Jst? Share a bit the experience...

thought if it was me, started doing these slow sad bends and thought it needed delay and when that delay started clashing the notes so close together, made me feel kinda dizzy
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Great idea Gab! So here's a quick recording of what came into my mind when I first saw that picture..

https://soundcloud.com/mad-gmc/gabscreativityworkout_scene1
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QUOTE (mad @ Feb 7 2014, 09:04 PM) *
Great idea Gab! So here's a quick recording of what came into my mind when I first saw that picture..

https://soundcloud.com/mad-gmc/gabscreativityworkout_scene1



So awesome! I feel desolation coming into my veins when I hear this audio and watch the picture. It's so awesome how much feeling a track can get thanks to an image. I'm so amazed of the results of this experiment. What did you feel while you were creating it?

Hey guys! I just had the idea to contact the photographer and send this tracks and thread to him. What do you think?

QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Feb 7 2014, 06:19 PM) *
thought if it was me, started doing these slow sad bends and thought it needed delay and when that delay started clashing the notes so close together, made me feel kinda dizzy



Nice moment. Thanks for sharing it.


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Hello everyone!

Very nice and different kind of feelings here from same picture...great.

This is my short take, I looked picture and tried to get somethig from my guitar what I feel about it..I made two tracks with my Reaper. I also thought like jstcrsn if it was me I feel sadness...and thought...how everything was before this chaos and something like that.

https://soundcloud.com/slowfingax/gab-gmc-creativity-workout-1




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Hi Slowfinga! Awesome tune!! Thanks a lot for joining this first experiment! It's a perfect mix of sadness, melancoly, loneliess and even some dark suspense. It's awesome how deep this composition is. I listened to it while watching the picture and I felt again like inside the scene. The power of music is amazing.

Slowfinga, have you ever composed something in this way? what differences have you felt?


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Hey, here's my take :
https://soundcloud.com/rteuman-1/photo1

And gab , how did you download that picture from the site ? smile.gif
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QUOTE (Renan @ Feb 9 2014, 03:59 PM) *
Hey, here's my take :
https://soundcloud.com/rteuman-1/photo1

And gab , how did you download that picture from the site ? smile.gif



Hey mate! This is a very cool addition. Your composition made me remember how some of the most recent series are usually musicalized. That weird feeling, I cannot explain it with words... maybe the close is desolation but there must be another one to describe this feeling. I remember a "Walking Dead" teaser that gave me the same feeling, and some "Breaking Bad" stuff.

Check this one at 2:39 and tell me what you think. smile.gif



I found the pic searching with Google.



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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Feb 9 2014, 07:05 PM) *
Hi Slowfinga! Awesome tune!! Thanks a lot for joining this first experiment! It's a perfect mix of sadness, melancoly, loneliess and even some dark suspense. It's awesome how deep this composition is. I listened to it while watching the picture and I felt again like inside the scene. The power of music is amazing.

Slowfinga, have you ever composed something in this way? what differences have you felt?


Thanks Gab for encouraging words! cool.gif

I'm still seeking tones for different kind of feelings at the same time as learning better skills to play, but it's long journey, like you said before to me! biggrin.gif

I haven't ever composed anything in this way or another way, just some riffs. But after my skills is going to be better, I'll think it's time to test maybe this way or other way to compose some music. cool.gif

One main reason to participate this kind of expriment is learn to increase my creativity and it's also easier to listen and empathise to others sounds about same picture, if I'll give my time to this one. This topic and subject is just a win- win possibility for me and everyone here!


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