Assimilation – Sketch 1
A composition for audio and film, ‘Assimilation – Sketch 1′ is a sub-theme from the project I’m working on called ‘Potentialism’.
This piece explores the perceived waking of consciousness, the journey from pre-memory to attempted understanding of the self, the assimilation of ideals and realities, the comprehension of the emotive layers that influence the conscience and how they relate to the physical world, and also the perception of connectivity between people and societies, experienced both through mental parameters and physical, technical communications.
The complete piece awakens, becomes aware, is aware of uncertainty yet relishes in actuality and, eventually experiences the rush, fear, excitement and brilliance of existence before returning to a state similar to the beginning but forever altered by experience.
Assimilation – Sketch 2
This composition for Audio and film was made using music that I improvised and recorded in one take on electric guitar. I then went back and played the synth parts over that. The improvisation is important as it represents a sense of being in control, yet there is the unknown element even for the creator, so the piece has a freedom and energy different to fully composed music.
This film begins thematically where sketch 1 was midway through, self aware and conscious, but now considers the absolute pleasure of life and nature but also is aware of other societal pressures. It reflects nature in the light of cultural, power and capitalist systems and considers how to exist without these oppressive forces dominating.
It also explores the generational, bloodline concept, using an unbroken ancestral pyramid model to show that what people think they are is possibly, massively myth. Given that this system (although not fully accurate due to marriages between cousins etc making the maths ultimately flawed) shows you have 2 parents, 4 grandparents and so on, and if you went back to great x7, you would have 512 equal blood relations in that generation alone. Go back 20 generations or so and you would have over 1 million ancestors in that generation alone too. By being aware that you cling to fragments of what you think you are and where you’re from, there is freedom in the way you can move forwards.
The film ends with the power of existing systems being diminished, and emotive personal experiences being more important and worthwhile.
Assimilation – Sketch 3