The Gradients mix is a series of 30 minute mixes that translate gradients of two colors into sound.
“I started the Gradients Mix before I ever had the idea for the Gradients project. In a way, the mix series inspired me to create the Gradients project to further explore this idea of intersecting mediums and see how far it can expand into fields other than visual and aural art. I started by making a couple different gradients that I found visually captivating and showed them to friends that I knew were interested in sound.”
The process of translating color into sound varies from artist to artist. For example, when Su.b listens to music, the sound naturally evokes a color. It’s with these colors in mind that she went through her bank of music to lay out the playlist. DavisGalvin brought the gradient into Photoshop and divided it into 30 different sections to determine what each minute would sound like. Truant made his mix completely with records, and focused on how the genre of a track could be placed on the gradient he was working with.Alphonse/To Sleep At Night spent a day ruminating on the connotations the colors had for him; he then imagined a scenario that would move from the first set of concepts to the second and selected tracks that could act as a soundtrack for the given scenario.
“The Gradients project was created to blend different creative platforms. Our philosophy is that nothing in life is black or white, but a gradient. We explore this concept through various intersections and collaborations between mediums including (not limited to) visual art, design, dance, film, music, architecture, food, computer science, and more..”
1. k r a e j i and Su.b// Grey to Green
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4. Davis Galvin // Blue-Grey to Turquoise
5. Truant // Mint to Pastel Blue