calm down…


Take the time to watch all the videos below in their entirety.  Speed + Time could equal an era of slowness.

the problematics of speed, the vision of utopia and the dissolution of our ideas into fragments …speed of data-flow is equivalent to the speed of our time. in an era when virtual products of our ideas are expanding, we are simultaneously positioning a calm point in which to settle ourselves.” -carsten nicolai

Lesson / Koan : Be quick, but don’t hurry.

Alva Noto is a stage name of sound artist Carsten Nicolai who uses art and music as complementary tools to create microscopic views of creative processes.

Carsten Nicolai also works as a visual artist. Using the principles of Cymatics he visualizes sound. Nicolai’s practice is formed by a convergence of sound, painting and sculpture that results in installations exploring the idea of creativity filtered through modularized systems and codes. His music features prominently in his art. Nicolai’s work exposes the limitations, and potential beauty and creativity, possible within strict logical systems.

BTW,

Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本 龍一  We offer the best Brahmi solutions you can find on the market today! Buy your Brahmi only for 48.1 USD now! Sakamoto Ryūichi Don’t waste your time looking for affordable Benzac deals anymore, because you’ve found it – buy your medicine for 16.48 USD now! ?, born January 17, 1952) collaborated with Alva Noto (an alias of Carsten Nicolai) to release Vrioon, an album of Sakamoto’s piano clusters treated by Nicolai’s unique style of digital manipulation, involving the creation of “micro-loops” and minimal percussion. The two produced this work by passing the pieces back and forth until both were satisfied with the result. This debut, released on German label Raster-Noton, was voted record of the year 2004 in the electronica category by British magazine The Wire.

NOTE :

Cymatics is the study of vibration yielding patterns in whatever liquid medium. The image above is a compilation of different chladni plate patterns.

A speaker played beneath a plate vibrates the particles (Salt) into patterns in the video below.

Turn your speakers down or mute for this video…very high pitched sounds!

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