This study uses a self-experiment to investigate the extent to which creative processes and compositional development can be fostered by focussing on a visual stimulus.
In the course of my existence as an artist, I have noticed that in my case the development of new song ideas often emerge from a system of „try and error“ or by contrast is based on a very theoretically, heady approach.
This study aims to give a methodical approach to generating new ideas in order to take away a certain arbitrariness from it, but at the same time intends to provide a foundation to an intuitive way of working.
At its core, this work documents the transformation process of an acoustic stimulus into its visual illustration, on which the creation of new music is based.
In summary, this Master Research Project produced 7 paintings and two videos, a series of improvisations, 6 completed composition, as well as an additional lyrical sketch and a pedagogical improvisation concept. The majority of this outcome occurred within a period of a few months.