Saturday, July 18, 2009

Creativity in Arts and Sciences

CARTS - Yes this elective by Prof B Shekar has been a revelation...
From music (the essence of which is 'contrast' - subtle vs obvious, continuous vs discrete) to films, and imagery, creativity in all its aspects is covered. Artwork being a primary area (we were studying Escher's artwork including Metamorphosis and Ascending and Descending and many others). Mathemetical concepts are yet to be covered. Concepts in music have been the main focus area with concepts such as shadows, reflection, gesticulations etc were new things I learnt. The notes - Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni - are based on ratios to the Golden Ratio (approximately 1.614).

FACTOID: Upto a max of 12 notes or 8 notes are decernable to the human ear.




ESCHER's BIRDS - Developed taking snatches from Escher's 'Liberation' - copied during class ...

Currently listening to CONVERSATIONS by Ulhas Bapat & Narayan Mani - deadly combination of Santoor and Veena... Heady Music! Heaven! Hooked to this track called 'Yaman Chakra' ...
The other ones incuding Bhimpalasi - Carnatic styles in accompaniment of the tabla and mridangam.

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