Friday, January 27, 2006

A Preternatural Understanding of Creative Aesthetics




"Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem" is the collaboration between French Disco House artists Daft Punk, and anime artist Leiji Matsumoto. Both the album (which is widely accliamed as one of the best albums of this decade) and the animation we concieved together as a 'Fantasia' esque project. No dialogue and only the album's nuances provide the narrative. This film, of which many fans of either artist is entirely ignorant, displays a consumate understanding of both the aesthetics of dance music and the mindframe (emotionally and professionally) that allows it's fruition.

If any of you all want to watch it let me know. We are having a screening this evening.

2 Comments:

Blogger Dolen said...

What do you mean "the aesthetics of dance music"? Are you making the argument that "dance music" is worthy of aesthetic attention and implying that in the past it has been dismissed? Is this a fine art? If so, is there a common ingredient that it shares with other forms of "fine arts"? Or does the term "fine art" imply an elitist hierarchy...

9:30 AM  
Blogger Jason "The Conch" Miller said...

Mostly I'm drawing attention to the fact that they obviously (in lieu of the movie and the bands personal work) have a detached understanding of how the music is made. they are able to view it objectively and make choices. They don't work 'in' the genre, generally using tropes as a matter of course like some lesser artists do, but rather have a complete understanding of how their works will be precieved in context with the rest of the dance music genre. They are what could be called 'masters' of the dance music discipline

11:05 PM  

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