Dextro.org Video #79 with sound by Thavius Beck (track "Nammy", edited by Dextro.org)
I learned about Thavius Beck's music (thaviusbeck.com) through Mear One's video "Allegory of Complacency" (youtube.com/watch?v=GmFDMf8VSfA). Specially the second track there I find amazing.
Only recently did I look at his SoundCloud page and found the track "Nammy" (soundcloud.com/thaviusbeck/nammy), which, by contrasting it sharply, fitted perfectly to a slow video loop I had made in the months before.
The vibrancy and liveliness of this extraordinary track appeared ideal to me as starting level (declaring it a "normal", or at least desirable, state of mind) from which I would attempt to draw the audience to a greater depth of consciousness. Three parts were extracted from "Nammy" (without further editing), and in between (and after a short prelude) was put a long, hypnotic sequence consisting of loops. These loops are gradually modified, and are increasingly reduced to individual spikes, while their continuous aspect (representing the connection to the outside world) withdraws into the distance, forming a ring (or sphere), thereby revealing (only audibly) an animated geometric object at the center. The core of our consciousness, if you will.
This sequence represents a meditative, yet alert and high frequency, state of mind with an increased clarity/purity of thought, embedded in a continuous stream of self-awareness.
After having shown these two aspects as distinct and separable, they are re-combined, and the audience is released again, to continue on their merry ways...
And yet, this recombination happens without much change in the video, and in this lies a (subtle, intuitively accessible) lession for anyone having to adapt a sharp, high-Kundalini state of mind to normal functioning in society.
Editing of the hypnotic sequence included the use of two simple audio filters: flanger and noise gate.
Some edits could appear unintentional or sloppy, but are not. Also, they don't occur in the original track.
(By the way, the result was surprisingly similar to audiotracks I have made many years earlier, with a very different (and much more complicated) method (soundcloud.com/dextroorg).)
The code, which generates the video, is based on the algorithmic equivalent of a magnetic pendulum being attracted by several magnets, the proximity to which translates to color of the pixel serving as its starting point.
My thank goes out to Thavius Beck for his friendly cooperation in this project.
May it serve its purpose...