This past month David completed a collection of White Water sculptures and their variations. The unique thing about White Water is that David designed it to be a sculpture alone. But if you have a taller wall, White Water has been designed to be combined in tandem vertically to create Falling Water II. And if you have a larger horizontal space, put it together differently and two White Waters makes an Avalanche.
David had orders for all three, and completed them togther. We noticed that the videos on the website and in YouTube for these three sculptures were created using older technologies and we have learned to make better videos since then. With all three sculptures complete and in the shop at the same time, it made sense to set them up and shoot new video. This past week David completed the editing on the three new videos. And that is the long way to get around to the subject of this blog post!
Over the many years David has been creating videos he has also experimented with background music. Options are limited because of copyright restrictions. He has experimented with changing options some with more success than others, but he has recently discovered and started using the music from musopen.org. This online resource is a non-profit organization with the goal of "Setting Music Free." They are "focused on improving access and exposure to music by creating free resources and educational materials. [They] provide recordings, sheet music, and textbooks to the public for free, without copyright restrictions". They provide open source music recorded and shared as open source performances. All three of these new videos have compositors from the Bach Goldberg Variations from the collection at musopen.org as accompaniment. David spends hours researching the music for each video. Check these out and compare and contrast how they impact they viewing experience.
Falling Water II
Do you have a favorite sculpture? How about sculpture/music combination? Do you like the music with the video? We'd love to hear your opinion.