Thursday, August 25, 2011


Soo -- rolling right back into the design lifestyle. Notice im posting this at 12:30am, fun times.

Our current studio is, unfortunately, another arts building.  My fourth one in my college career if i can count correctly? Maybe 5th ---Anyways, I'm making the most of it, and will surely whomp it up

The building will be called the Downtown Center for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and so for our first assignment we are diving into Jazz music? Oh well, i don't make the rules. We were told to pick a piece of jazz music and then design an object that can move to it, and perform this music with our movable object for our final presentation i think next week.

Anyways, my piece of music I chose is Sing Sing Sing, by my favorite Jazz musician Benny Goodman -- that guy rocks, and so does the song. Great rhythmic drum patterns, lots of ups and downs, bright colors in the horn section and a devilishly good bass line, whew wonderful!

Now -- to my object -- because I thought this song was really direct, powerful, and explosive -- i elected to go with a collage of balloons. Odd choice, I know, but hear me out. I'm hoping to make this collage of balloons hang in some way, then play it kind of like a drum along to the music, the balloons will move and make different sounds and different textures. And then i will systematically pop them at certain points in the song. Each balloon might be filled with something too, like confetti, foam, water, dust etc to create different colors and sounds and patterns with the object, and will hopefully leave something to be desired (maybe diagrammatically) below it on the ground when the performance is over. We'll just see how this goes...

Progress so far...

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