About the Music:
Persian series got no musical soundtrack. “The more informed I became with aesthetics of sound, the less I began to feel any need for an audio accompaniment of the visuals I was making,” say Brakhage about his way of intentionally making silent films.
For studying Persian series, I dared to do an experiment with the "experimental cinema," and put music on some of these films. My curiosity about the result of linking one of the most important art forms of Iran, the traditional music, and Brakhage’s films, made me loose resistance against committing such a sin. However, the result came as a lesson well-worth to learn: I noticed that these films have music in the heart of the images. The size of the shot, colors and the inner rhythm has created a visual symphony. Brakhage says: “Ironically, the more silently-oriented my creative philosophies have become, the more inspired-by-music have my photographic aesthetics and my actual editing orders become, both engendering a coming-into-being of the psychological relationship between seeing and hearing in the making of a work of art in film.”
SO TURN THE SOUND OFF, IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE ORIGINAL BRAKHAGE VERSION
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