Senses : Incorporation of all 5 senses

What is the most prominent memory of yours? Do you remember the first day of school? The first time you ate something spicy, the first time you saw snow? All of these amazing memories that we have somehow keep coming back to us by little things. If you get a particular smell it triggers a memory of it. Our senses are these important tools that help us hold onto these nostalgic moments in the way we do.

Living in Mumbai one of the most common memories that we all shared were of the rains, whether the good part of it or the bad. We have all had memories connected to it. We chose to showcase our most prominent memory of rain i.e, every time we see rain, its the one memory we all relate too. The two things that stood out for us in respective to the good and bad were Dancing of the peacocks and the using of vipers. What we realised is both the opening of the peacock feathers and the motion of vipers are very similar. We tried to incorporate both of them and realised it represented a hand fan, added bonus we suppose. In order to merge both of it, we used vipers to create the skeleton of the fan, and tie-dyed white fabric in shades of blue, green, yellow to represent the peacock . Since we dint want it to be very literal, we decided to tie-dye the fabric.We also sketched out our most prominent memories in between the structure. Those include, bike riding, drive to manali in the middle of the night, eating butta (corn) in lonavala, maggi and tea, and marine drive. We also incorporated the smell of sandalwood to remind us of the first rains and added Raag Malhar also known as the Rain Raga (it is said that by playing the Raag Malhar, one is inviting the rains) to the fan in order to recreate sound.

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Sense of Sound: Music Video

Final:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQkrW8qXDcE&feature=youtu.be

The final music video showcases a repressed woman in the society. How violence is imposed on her causing her to be socially inactive and alone. Her experience of life is quite different as this world is a cruel place, which is not allowing her to live in peace. This makes her go on a search of an outside world where she lives one with herself.

Sehnsucht represents thoughts and feelings about all facts of life that are unfinished or imperfect, paired with a yearning for ideal alternative experiences. It has been referred to as “life’s longings”; or an individual’s search for happiness while coping with the reality of unattainable wishes.

Since week 1 our main idea behind all our sounds and videos was monotony and the idea of people walking, that’s why for our final video we wanted to show a journey and a sense of monotony. Our idea was to show a girl who is going through an emotional journey and is walking to something better.

Process:

Idea #1:

https://soundcloud.com/sharanya-kanwar/music-track

Our music piece made us feel really eerie and mysterious. Thus, for our music video we wanted to show the journey of a mysterious girl walking through the city. Since we have two beats in our music piece and have a duality to it, we are planning to show the fast footsteps as the rest of the world that surrounds this girl and the girl as the slow beats (walking in her own world). In an abstract way it’s like the whole world is dominating her and she’s walking alone in her own slow pace.

Feedback:

Need to build the character sketch of the mysterious girl and what makes her mysterious?

Need to define what is the world in which she is getting dominated? OR She could be in conflict with herself.

The piece of music has duality, need to look over it and think about it.

Think about how the video ends; is there a climax, start and an end? OR is it open ended.

Idea #2:

In the music video we tried to portray a girl going through domestic violence and how at the verge of ending her life she realises the joy of living. She realises that only person who controls her life is her and this realisation makes her a confident and self reliant person.We show her as not being afraid of the crowd and in the end taking control.

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Sense of Sound: Music track+music video write-up.

https://soundcloud.com/sharanya-kanwar/music-track

Idea #1:

Our music piece made us feel really eerie and mysterious. Thus, for our music video we wanted to show the journey of a mysterious girl walking through the city. Since we have two beats in our music piece and have a duality to it, we are planning to show the fast footsteps as the rest of the world that surrounds this girl and the girl as the slow beats (walking in her own world). In an abstract way it’s like the whole world is dominating her and she’s walking alone in her own slow pace.

Feedback:

Need to build the character sketch of the mysterious girl and what makes her mysterious?

Need to define what is the world in which she is getting dominated? OR She could be in conflict with herself.

The piece of music has duality, need to look over it and think about it.

Think about how the video ends; is there a climax, start and an end? OR is it open ended.

Idea #2:

In the music video we tried to portray a girl going through domestic violence and how at the verge of ending her life she realises the joy of living. She realises that only person who controls her life is her and this realisation makes her a confident and self reliant person.We show her as not being afraid of the crowd and in the end taking control.

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Sense of Sight: Visual Pun

Sekcthes and Ideas

Idea 1. Muffin-Top

Our idea is to create a top that is made out of muffins OR create a crop top with a muffin-top print.A muffin top is overhanging fat that spills over the waistline of pants or skirts. Thus, if we create a crop top we can actually see the muffin top of the person wearing the top, also the top will be made out of muffin-tops! “Hey, I’m wearing a muffin top!”

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Sense of sound: Journey of Monotony.

CD cover sketch:

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Write ups:

Sahiti

2 friends were walking in this world. Unaware that their presence was fatal there.Wheel of fortune was going to turn and their fate was going to be decided.Unaware they kept on moving forward without turning back.The place is crowded . Line of the coffee shop is extended on the road.Newspaper stand in full but their footsteps can be recognised.They are evident and loud .Their free footsteps are being look down upon but they don’t care . Who knew that they would be one of them sooner or later . Who knew their freedom was going to be taken away by themselves.Who knew their carefree nature was going to get converted by this word called “society “. They kept on chattering , in their make believe world . Buses try to hinder their walk , all kind of technology try to stop them but those unaware , naive creature just move on.That day is history now because now they are one of them . Only the street remembers it and those two now standing in the coffee shop waiting for their coffee.

Aayushi

The track is an audio representation of a journey. The footsteps in spite of not going on continuously create a loop for the track to give you a feeling of a very monotonous lifestyle. The audio gives you a sense of journey that shows a transition from the outside to inside. It starts with sounds of a car, the train and other sounds giving you a sense of the outdoor, which then almost creates like a vacuum when it goes inside. The people talking somewhere in the background adds on to your experience of the journey. The audio ends with a sound of a coffee machine, which almost gives you a feeling of the day starting but also an end to a journey.

Sharanya

The soundtrack sounds like a journey from a noisy place into a more mechanical sounding place. In the starting of the track we can hear buses, cars, the train and people talking in the background and suddenly those sounds stop and you can hear the beeping and the sound of something metallic. Then there is a annoying noisy beeping sound after which is the chatty lift ride. Then it’s the sound of someone entering the work place and walking to the coffee machine. The sound ends at the coffee machine because the journey is now over. One constant sound in the whole journey is the sound of walking/ footsteps, which suggests that the journey from the outside to the office was done walking. The soundtrack also indicates how monotonous and uninteresting the journey is.

 

 

[Aayushi, Sahiti, Vaibhavi, Sharanya]