Both music and visual art require a creative expression, using space and form, beauty and color. Both music and color express emotions and/or ideas. The idea behind Tunes To Wear (TTW) came from my passion for "music for the mind" at the same time not being able to find hardly any cool music t-shirt designs out in the marketplace. Then I thought, wow, how cool would it be if I could merge music into digital visual arts and present the results as wearable fashion statements, while at the same time introducing people to music they may have never heard before... When we listen to music we're drawn to it by the vibration of the sound, rhythm, instruments and voice or lyrics, it makes you feel a certain way depending on the type of music you hear.
Visual art and music have long shared connections, but how closely do they relate? Can music be an effective part of visual art? Vice versa, can visual art stem from music? Or... are they one and the same: music & visual art, visual art & music, or just plain art? Those are all interesting questions to ask ourselves but there's one other question to ask ourselves, can music create art? It's like Yin & Yang, the combination or fusion of the two opposite cosmic forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another.
How to Define Art and Music?
Dictionary.com defines art as “the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance. [It is] the class of objects subject to aesthetic criteria, [such as] paintings, sculptures, or drawings.” The same source defines music, as “an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color.”
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