What To Expect After Expecting: Senses Final

We use our five senses everyday. Each playing a more important role than the other. What is most important is to not scatter these senses or go through each of them unconsciously.
Through this assignment we tried to incorporate all five senses into one “Touch and Feel” book. Our idea was to create a book targeting new parents after they have their child. It is a fun book filled with the entire experience. We created the book digitally with vibrant colors and somewhat quirky and fun illustrations to show what to do and what not to do. That fulfilled our sense of sight.
We had incorporated cerelac powder, baby soap, towels, diapers, wet wipes etc and separate sheets on how to try each step. This was aimed at helping the buyer to engage with the senses of smell, touch and taste. We also incorporated a CD along with the book filled with songs for each mood of the baby targeting the sense of sound. Through this we tried successfully incorporating the whole experience through our book.

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Sense of Sound – Music Video Ideas

The mood of the track is quite gloomy because of the heavy bass, it also makes you feel tired. However at the same time the song is fast paced and has a lot of noise. We could easily relate this contrast to our feeling on a jury day. The day begins with gloominess because of the sleep-less night and at the same time requires rapid work as soon as we turn up. So through the music video, we show quick ECU’s of a person’s activities on a jury morning. We do not reveal that this is a jury day until we reach the climax of the song which is when the track slows down drastically. And post this we continue the quick cuts however this time with wide-angled shots.

Tribal Dance, Gadhika

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Gadhika is an art form practised among the Adiya community of Wayanad district in kerela. It is a kind of dance and there are two variations of Gadhika called Naattu Gadhika and Pooja Gadhika. While Naattu Gadhika is staged publicly, Pooja Gadhika is performed for ritualistic purposes, mainly to cure illness. The format of this art form is like a dance drama and it will be accompanied by musicians who play wind instruments and drum. The artists of this dance drama move rhythmically according to the music and the dialect used is a mix of Kannada and Tulu languages.
Gadhika is often performed in the Malayalam month, Mithunam which falls in June-July.  The participants of the art form, visit the houses from which they have received invitation to perform and then conduct the rituals. This tribe believes that someone falls ill when gods are angry and Gadhika is performed to please the gods and thus cure the illness. The costumes are simple, yet colourful. The principal performer will be Moopan, the chief of the tribe and he invokes Lord Shiva to help cure the patient. Once Lord Shiva was brought down to earth and pleased with invocations, other gods including Chamundi, Maniamma, Malamkali and Karimkali are believed to arrive. The participants are dressed in simple, but colourful costumes and they include men dressed as women. The main function of such performers is to welcome the gods and goddesses arriving in response to the summons of Lord Shiva.

Video of gadhika dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asau_RiPQiw

references:

http://www.indiavideo.org/kerala/arts/tribal-naattu-gadhika1-1158.php

http://www.keralatourism.org/wayanad/gadhika-tribal-dance.php

sense of sight, chola bronze

The Cholas formed one of three ruling families in Tamil-speaking south India during the first two centuries CE. In the mid-ninth century the family came to dominate the region, building an empire that would last more than four hundred years. The Chola period is also known for its sculptures and bronzes. Among the existing specimens in the various museums of the world and in the temples of South India there are figures of Shiva in various forms, Vishnu and his consort Lakshmi, Shiva saints and many more.

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India, Tamil Nadu; Chola period (880-1279), 11th century
Copper alloy
H. 21 1/4 in. (54 cm); W. 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm)
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection of Asian Art
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Ganesha, the son of Parvati and Shiva, is one of the most popular gods of the Hindu pantheon. He is worshipped as the god of good luck and remover of obstacles. Ganesha’s elephant head is the result of a quarrel between Shiva and Parvati. Angered by Ganesha’s refusal  at Parvati’s request  to let him see his wife while she was bathing, Shiva cut off Ganesha’s head. In order to soothe Parvati, who was devastated with grief, Shiva agreed to replace Ganesha’s head with that of the first creature he saw, which happened to be an elephant. The body of ganesha is very different from the muscular body types of shiva and vishnu, the sculpture has all the characteristics a ganesha idol , the large round belly, the elephant head and four hands. The stance of the ganesha is relaxed, and you can also see the ornamentation that has been done on the headgear and the body of the ganesha

References:

http://www.asiasocietymuseum.org/region_object.asp?RegionID=1&CountryID=1&ChapterID=7&ObjectID=531

http://navacholasculptures.com/bronzesculpture.aspx

sense of sound, electronic music

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Music is an expression of emotion, it is a language understood by everyone. In 1912 Ferrucio Busoni a music composer from germany wrote a book about a new aesthetic of music, this is what he says about music, ‘Music was born free; and to win freedom is its destiny. It will become the most complete of all reflexes of Nature by reason of its untrammeled immateriality. Even the poetic word ranks lower in point of incorporealness. It can gather together and disperse, can be motionless repose or wildest tempestuosity; it has the extremest heights perceptible to man—what other art has these?’. This greatly influenced music producers and encouraged them to use different methods to make music, one of the earliest forms of a synthesizer was the theremin which really caught the interest of composers but it was the invention of the midi that really led to the increase of the popularity of electronic music, the moog synthesizer invented in 1964 merged a keyboard and synthesizer, this opened a world of possibilities. Early electronic music was greatly influenced by jazz and blues, chicago was was the major center of music in the united states, house music was termed as underground, experimental music, which followed a 4/4 beat and had a higher bpm than other forms of music and was generally played in clubs, it was widely known as chicago house. This led to the creation of various electronic music genres like soul, trance, house, techno, disco . A classic example of detroit house is  Leroy Burgess song, called mainline. As there weren’t any limitations on electronic music, artists developed a different aesthetic over time which formed into various genres of electronic music. The hippie movement in the 70s really mirrored the idea of electronic music that was  freedom. psy trance is a culmination of arpeggiated lead and bass, along with heavy use of snares and hi hats, and generally plays over 130 bpm.

When i first started listening to western music i started off by listening to rock, grunge, pop. Artists like sum 41, red hot chili peppers and so on, until i stumbled upon the song levels by avicci and i was amazed by this kind of music and i wanted to listen to more of it, slowly my interest in rock music started to fade as i explored the world of modern house music, i came across different styles within house music i started feeling that all of this was too repetitive and i needed something different, not something so monotonous, then i came across deadmau5 the only artist who truly experimented with different kinds of sounds and variations, he does not make house music or trance, his music fits a larger genre called electronic music, todays mainstream artists have forgotten that electronic music is about being open to new possibilities. Nowadays modular synths are being used to create realistic sounds trying to mimic sounds of string instruments and drums has also become very popular, this can be seen through daft punks new album. In my opinion anjunabeats and anjunadeep are record labels that are producing original music and have different styles of trance and deep house within the record labels themselves. These record labels were started by Above and Beyond, who are trance music legends and were inspired by goa trance and decided to name their record label after anjuna beach in goa.

No matter how monotonous or uninteresting the music is, you will enjoy an electronic music concert of any sort, 2 years ago i loved mainstream EDM and i was reallly excited about sunburn mumbai, im sure i wont be too excited about it now. Even the experience of walking to the venue, hearing a song from a distance really gets you prepped for the concert, And its just an enjoyable experience, waiting for the build up and going berzerk when the beat drops, but after a while it just gets plain boring, because its the same pattern with a different melody, its not complicated enough to hold your interest and make you think about the various sounds, its a collection of heavy drops, a concert is not just about the music, its about the crowd the lights the alcohol, its like a huge party where you just need a simple beat to dance to.

In todays times where everyone is obsessed with big room drops, there are artists who actually are talented and are maxing out every software, every synth, and trying to do something innovative, deviating from the 4/4 beat pattern, incorporating classical instruments from around the world, collaborating with classical music artists and creating pieces of music that are truly unique.

If interested, electronic music in the 90s, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFLRHPUWBI8

Sense of Sound: >title track goes here<

Link to soundtrack :   https://soundcloud.com/user496966946/sounds-of-indiabulls/s-qukRj

This track sounds like a bridge between EDM and the sounds of arcade games. The start of the song sounds like any EDM song however the monotony that the beeps create eventually make it sound like an arcade gaming centre. Overall, this track gives a feeling of a large public area due to the variety of sounds that play simultaneously. I could imagine this set up in a large arcade gaming centre, something almost on the lines of a casino. The background noise plays a very important role and establishes the size of the place. This is probably because of the variety of sounds we hear in the background and the manner in which they reverberate. The fast pace of the song also reflects the fast moving crowd in any arcade gaming centre.

-Janamejay Poddar

The soundtrack is a mix of emotions you feel while playing a game, the sounds give you the rush of quick finger movements , the lightning fast reactions, the brief moments of hesitation and the heavy thumping of your heart with every move you make. It starts with the birth of the game, the drowning out of the background noises , and the time spent till you reach the  ‘battle ground’. The voices of your teammates, and efforts of coordination. The moment when you feel everything is in your control, to when you’re completely lost. The urge to win knowing that every second counts. the repetition like life and death in a game and the wait till you re-spawn, leading to the never ending addiction of wanting to relive the experience again.

-Aaron Joseph.

Sense of Sound: >title track goes here<

Link to soundtrack :   https://soundcloud.com/user496966946/sounds-of-indiabulls/s-qukRj

This track sounds like a bridge between EDM and the sounds of arcade games. The start of the song sounds like any EDM song however the monotony that the beeps create eventually make it sound like an arcade gaming centre. Overall, this track gives a feeling of a large public area due to the variety of sounds that play simultaneously. I could imagine this set up in a large arcade gaming centre, something almost on the lines of a casino. The background noise plays a very important role and establishes the size of the place. This is probably because of the variety of sounds we hear in the background and the manner in which they reverberate. The fast pace of the song also reflects the fast moving crowd in any arcade gaming centre.

-Janamejay Poddar

The soundtrack is a mix of emotions you feel while playing a game, the sounds give you the rush of quick finger movements , the lightning fast reactions, the brief moments of hesitation and the heavy thumping of your heart with every move you make. It starts with the birth of the game, the drowning out of the background noises , and the time spent till you reach the  ‘battle ground’. The voices of your teammates, and efforts of coordination. The moment when you feel everything is in your control, to when you’re completely lost. The urge to win knowing that every second counts. the repetition like life and death in a game and the wait till you re-spawn, leading to the never ending addiction of wanting to relive the experience again.

-Aaron Joseph.

Sense of Sight

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A mysterious bar, sharp and sleek, kind of makes you wonder if there’s more to it , even though it looks dull, its interesting enough to make you curious , that groove down the middle , why is it empty?, doesn’t matter, theres beauty in its chocolate coloured sheen, the sharp white highlights, the deep blacks, theres so much going on in this simple arrangement of straight lines. The ends are sealed by metal strips with a dull shine which disturb  the path of the lines on the bar, why are the ends sealed? There has to be something inside the groove, why would it be sealed if theres nothing inside?, does it really matter?  In the end its just a bar, a simple bar , it could be a piece of art or just a part of a machine, either way, you cant help but look at it and think about it, the simple detail of the precise crevice that goes straight down the middle adds character to the otherwise boring rectangular form. But in the end it’s a simple bar, that can be anything you want it to be.

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The beginning of a battle is a moment of liberation. A battle between good and evil, human against demon. Steel against magic. Within all the chaos there are individual battles, the most prominent of which is the soldier is blue armor wielding a blunt blade facing off against a soul eating ghoul who uses magic. The scene so perfectly captures the range of emotions you feel just before you enter battle. Fear, anxiety, excitement, sadness, its a rush of adrenaline that can be achieved by no other means. Every warrior on the field has a certain aura about them that makes each and every one of them unique, force fields, swords, fire, electricity, ice, all these elements set the stage for an epic battle that will be talked about for centuries, These warriors are not ordered to fight , they fight because that’s their way of life, they’ve been brought up hardened by war. They find peace in battle,which is the mark of a warrior who does not fear death.