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DeepR

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Ambient in pictures
« on: June 22, 2009, 01:34:31 PM »
If there's one genre where the music can be related to imagery, surely it must be ambient for its 'visual' qualities.
The idea is to find pictures that you think are somehow fitting for the ambient piece. With google image search and some creative search terms you can find plenty of nice pics.

To prevent a messy and bandwith-heavy topic I suggest only to post the links.

Brian Eno & Harold Budd - First Light
http://bovitz.com/photo/traditional/jpgphotos/2004/sunrise/sunrise_mist_hart_bar.jpg

Brian Eno - The Lost Day
http://www.fineartphotoblog.com/wp-content/uploads/barn_sunset_stalbert800.jpg

Tetsu Inoue - Chill In Chill Out
http://spiritinsight.net/images/bridgetoheaven000.jpg

Steve Roach - On This Planet
http://parkerlab.bio.uci.edu/pictures/photography%20pictures/Eureka%20Dunes,%20Storm%20at%20sunset,%20Death%20Valley%20N.P.jpg

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Re: Ambient in pictures
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2009, 06:38:20 PM »
Those are some excellent finds.

It's interesting you should post this.  I'm about to release an album in collaboration with a photographer, with each track having a photo associated with it.
It was a fun project, and I'm definitely going to do it again.
Mike Carss -- Altus : aural journeys for the mind's eye
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Mark Mushet

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Re: Ambient in pictures
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2009, 07:42:29 PM »
"If there's one genre where the music can be related to imagery, surely it must be ambient for its 'visual' qualities."

Eek! Too often fraught with cliche, sentimentality and personal association. That is why the covers for "On Land" and "Plateaux of Mirror" were abstractions of map surfaces. It prevented listeners from direct association and sent them out into the world to form their own.

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Re: Ambient in pictures
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2009, 10:41:16 PM »
If there's one genre where the music can be related to imagery, surely it must be ambient for its 'visual' qualities.
The idea is to find pictures that you think are somehow fitting for the ambient piece.

very well put and lovely images as well.