Abstract, experimental exploration of my relationship with the world, through art, and the art forms.
This story takes place (mostly) in the art studio, the imagination of the artist, and those who are looking at the works created.
Those days (during 2005-7), These drawings were made, with love. I felt disturbed, and also distracted by what was going on around me. This is how I envisioned my world. This presentation was constructed with this idea in mind.
I am very thankful to GuruDev (JGD), Peter, Jacqueline, Robert, Charles, Paul, and all of my teachers.
02:00. JAYA_GURU_OM_NAMAH_SHIVAYA: Spiritual/ chant/ devotional/ Sanskrit music. /// Visuals: over 350 abstract variations of a photograph of a beach sunset, generated (dissolves and effects) in moving pictures. /// Total running time: 01:02:08.
Meaning: (Sanskrit) Om Namah Shivaya = Om salutations to Shiva (Diety, infinite consciousness, or love). /// Jaya Guru Om = Meaning: Guru (heavenly teacher) is that which dispels the darkness. /// Jaya Guru (Deva) means Victory to that light. This musical recording is about clarity, balance, and relaxation.
01:15. Trailer: OSTODA (also known as: OSAMU TORU DAVID):
Eastern: experimental jazz Improvisation, live in rehearsal studio (2012): with abstract visuals. Stream of consciousness. We just set up, turned on the digital recorder, and started to play. The music is what it is.
Video: music-computer-art-movie, video: lights, EFX: added to: 2010 footage: taken late summer that year: in New York City in the twilight. Many times, when I do not look, when I hardly look, when I squint while looking, or when I experience some obscure view or vision of something, I recognize or see it in a completely different way, like I have never seen or experienced it before. Then, I listened.
00:45. Kou Kou Ba: Ivory Coast: 1) (drum) beats / none, 2) instruments / sounds / no sound, 3) music: logic / no logic / somewhere in between, 4) earth sounds / sounds from the sky, 5) movement / no movement / perception, and 6) the audio / visual presentation / both audio and video.
FA (FineArt: Company): features: Vado Diomande (Drums), David Rapoport (Guitar), and Jennifer Vincent (Bass).
How did it somehow come together?
Kou Kou Ba: it is: 1) abstract, 2) stream of consciousness, 3) improvised, 4) of motion, 5) meditative, 6) subtle, 7) of awareness, 8) slightly hypnotic, 9) repeats in parts, 10) of variations, 11) of something unknown, 12) sweetness / tartness, 13) layers (built in, and spontaneous). 14) lazy / slow / fast.
Traditional West African Drum Parts (titles):
a) Ngoron, b) Ma Deane, c) Kou Kou Ba, d) Lor Biene, e) Innocence, and f) Ya Do.
Description: World Beat, (Drums and Bass), Acoustic Jazz. Universal Vibe. Improvised / Traditional Music, Electronic Composition.
Music Video by David Rapoport.
Very special thanks to GuruDev (JGD), Vado, Jennifer, Charles, SVA, and the Alvin Ailey School.