เราเป็นคนหนึ่งที่ชอบฟังเพลงอยู่ตลอดเวลาแม้กระทั่งในตอนทำงานอย่างเคร่งเครียดอยู่ก็ตาม เลยเกิดความสงสัยขึ้นมาถ้าหากเป็นศิลปินที่ทำผลงานศิลปะอยู่แล้วหละ ดนตรีจะสามารถเชื่อมโยงกับงานศิลปะได้อย่างไรบ้าง
Nonsense society Art community หนึ่งในประเทศสหรัฐอเมริกาก็เกิดคำถามแบบนี้เช่นเดียวกัน จึงลองส่งคำขอไปยังศิลปินต่างๆ ทั่วโลก เพื่อดูว่ามีเพลงไหนบ้างที่สร้างแรงบันดาลใจให้กับศิลปินในการสร้างสรรค์ผลงานศิลปะ หลังจากเปิดรับผลงานเป็นระยะเวลาทั้งสิ้น 7 วัน นี่คือ 5 ผลงานที่เราดูแล้วรู้สึกถึงอารมณ์ของเพลงจริงๆ และอยากเอามานำเสนอให้ทุกคนได้ดื่มด่ำเสียงเพลงและงานศิลปะไปพร้อมๆ กัน
1) Nina Reichmann (Photographer, Germany)
Hi there, my name is Nina and I’m sending you my piece of art. It’s a self-portrait which I did last year. I placed the camera next to me in my bed to create the view of someone, laying beside me. It is a very personal work for me because it’s born from sadness and happiness at the same time and I put my whole heart in it. Music always inspires me in every situation of my life. Either if I’m listening to a song and think “this could be a picture” or the other way around, music is my teacher, my friend and also my healer.
The song I have chosen to underline this picture and the feelings in it is “Paradise Circus” by Massive Attack.
It was easy for me to find a song that fits the picture so well,because this one is one of my favorite songs and it always makes me cry, even if i am happy and there is no reason to be sad. I wouldn’t even say it makes me sad but it is just that the lyrics are so true and everybody knows the situation of loving and not being loved back or the other way around. Most of us think, that pain is bad and we should push it away while i think it’s something you have to go through and to feel it to know, you’re still alive. For a strange and unknown reason I am always thinking of my own funeral while listening to this song. Death is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately and it scares me while on the other hand I’m curious what is going to happen to my mind when I’m dead.
All these feelings are captured forever in this picture and I hope you like it.
Loads of love,
2) Swati Bhatnagar (Photographer, India)
Attached is a photograph which is a part of the series that i worked on when i listened to Explosions in the Sky. Enclosing the details below and the link to the song. The title of the photograph is Waiting and the title of the track is So Long, Lonesome.
There are very few pieces of music that inspire me to convert a musical piece into a photograph. This was one of them.
Other pieces of music that inspire me would be Erik Satie’s and Take me Somewhere Nice by Mogwai (i’d like to create an entire series on this song).
3) Ego Rodriguez (Illustrator, UK)
I would like to submit one of the illustrations from a book I’m working on.
I usually need different style of music depending of what I’m working on and it really helps me to get on the vibe or feeling of the vision in my head.
For the series where this illustration is taken I’ve got really inspired by Hans Zimmer soundtrack for “Sherlock Holmes”, in particular the song that I heard for first time and got my train going was “Discombobulate” used on the credits, the sketchy victorian graphics moving along the mechanical distorted beats feel just right along the images I produced.
The sample I’m sending is the very first illustration/character that marked the steampunkish style that dominate the whole series.
This is Hester, the chander-lady (you can have a peek of the other characters on Flickr)
4) Timothy Brearton (Painter, United States)
Please find attached aan image of my acrylic on canvas, “Soldier.”
The musical track I feel accompanies this piece is “Danny The Dog” by Massive Attack.
I haven’t painted in a while, but I always played music when I did. The music did more than carry me through a “mood”; somehow the very sonic neutrinos emanating from the songs activated the electrons and unfurled the art coiled there in the ether. As I painted I would film the work in stages as it evolved. Later I would cut this to music.
So, painting then morphed into filmmaking for me. In similar ways, the music was the “field” from which the ideas took form. There was something about music which freed me, and opened me up for the moment to manifest. (This sounds saccharine to my own ears, but, it’s true.)
The flip side is that such an inspiring collaboration with music can behave like a wild horse. As we age, perhaps we refine ourselves, hone our craft, narrow our options.
Now, as I approach middle age, the art process is more planned. There is often money involved. Outlines are drawn up first. Schedules are kept. There is no drinking or cavorting. Still, as I near the end of a film, my favorite part is sitting down with the composer and putting the music to the images.
Until that happens, something is just not present. Music fills in all of the fissures, like water.
5) Tamar Kasparian (Illustrator, Belgium)
This is my submission for the music that inspire me.
I chose to redraw (digital) a drawing (markers & pencil on paper) of a series of illustrations realized in 2010 inspired by the song “50 Ways to leave you lover” by Paul Simon. That song touched me because I was finally feeling so free at that time. This drawing is an illustration of the First sentence in the song.
When I paint, Music is really important. It’s more about the rythm, music is a way to stop thinking and just feel. It’s like a trance, it’s really powerful. When I draw, it’s different. I’m more inspired by the lyrics. Maybe the difference between inspiration by rythmes and inspiration by lyrics is visible in these drawings/paintings I did for the release of a compilation of experimental musics for a belgian music label.
Here is another series of drawing inspired by another song “I’ll be your Mirror” by The Velvet Underground & Nico. When I was drawing, I had always in mind the incredible voice of Nico .
Thanks in advance for taking time to look at my works.
Tamar Kasparian (UzumakiTK)