The concept for Soundscape No.2 was to create a composition in response to optical stimulation, exploring the visual and sonic relationships within the boundaries of video. The visuals were created using sources of natural and artificial phenomena, whilst manipulating certain parameters on the High Definition Video camera. Altering the exposure and aperture settings were most productive, allowing me to control the levels of light to enter the lens. The results are presented individually and in combinations across four sections. The first section uses shots of a full moon exclusively, and has undergone a considerable amount of editing, which includes colour balancing, cropping and many incidences of key frame animation. This is consistent with much of the material from both videos. The second section is an introduction to footage captured through light interactions with television feedback, the process of filming a screen which is subsequently projecting the image of itself. Experimenting with different sources of light caused many interesting variations in feedback, from a large evolving colour mass to flickering beams. The third section incorporates waterfall imagery, shot with various exposure and aperture settings. And the final section is exclusively television feedback triggered by light reflections from a jewelled necklace.
A substantial amount of footage was captured and over 3 hours of material was carefully sorted through for potential content. Once arranged, edited and processed into a visually coherent manner, the soundscape was designed. Creating an effective sonic response to the visual composition focused on key synaesthetic elements such as colour, movement, proximity, and form. This meant exploiting the dynamic range of amplitude, frequency, spatial stasis and motion to attain a level of audio visual perceptual harmony. [less