Really excited for the project I’ve got this week! I chose to do Design and Interaction with Kira Salter. The brief - ‘Visualise the sound of music’ is to create a piece of graphic communication visually describing a song of our choice. With my badgirl music taste I went and chose ‘Jay Z - dirt off your shoulder’, since I’d be working with this for 2 weeks I didn’t want to choose something I’d get sick of easily!!
This got me thinking about rapper hands, yes rapper hands. Or hands gestures to music in general, and how they can illustrate or emphasize the lyrics or mood of a song.
Initially I thought I could look at the rhythm or size of the soundwaves in the song and somehow they could translate into a hand gesture?
After feedback on Wednesday I realised that’s complicated and should either be focusing on the rhythm on its own or the speed. By looking at speed I could try and translate the lyrics in various ways. Visually showing difference in speed between each one. This got me thinking about sign language which is all about the visuals! If I could show the song in sign along with other forms of communication that can be seen (like texting for example) then I could describe the speed of the song as well as show the difference in speed between forms.
This video is unrelated but I came across it while researching and found it so inspiring,
Just because someone says you can’t do something doesn’t make it impossible ^_^