A Heart To All A Valentines Day Graphic Music Composition
What is this? I created a composition in Pro Tools that has the graphical significance of a heart and the Steemit Logo within it! Why? I wanted to find an inclusive way to present Valentine's day. I believe this platform is built on content and I wanted to provide something of interest as well as do a new composition in a method I've never tried. Graphical.
Graphical composition uses blocks of sound that is based on a shape. Something that is visually recognizable. I chose (naturally) a heart for this holiday as well as the steem logo inside to represent the community and passion. We are all more driven from Steemit, and it's founded on supporting eachother. What a good model for the rest of the world!
To do this I basically brought out two instruments and recorded a linear sequence of ideas that I thought could work together. So the first one is a choir synth that I played which has a bunch of F Major related chords. Layered in a way so that none of them could clash too hard.
Then I took those ideas and spliced them into soundbytes, crossfaded the front and tail.
After that, I placed them around the Pro Tools session to form the first half of the heart. I then mirrored it for the back half. So in a sense, this is also a palendromic canon at heart... no pun intended.
I then took a piano sound, and recorded notes / chords. I layered that and created the Steemit Logo. This is also something I went through and colored for separation!