A musical composition that gives form and emotionality to the exhibition/h2>
‘… after’ is a musical interpretation of this year’s main theme, My Mind Craft. The music is present throughout the exhibition, framing and reflecting its overall theme and appealing to the subconscious perspective. Rather than being a static composition that is simply looped to achieve a continuous, the music consists of several layers or sequences that are interwoven in a randomized process. Although the music is imbued with specific emotions, these should merely be experienced as suggestions, allowing for the much wider consideration that is implied by the theme. The composition represents an unfettered stream of consciousness and was developed in a complementary process with another contribution, Dark Matters’ digital installation ‘Undecided Impressions’. Like ‘Undecided impressions’, ‘… after’ builds on the idea of the interactions in our mind between the multi-sensory impressions we take in and between these impressions and our inner thoughts, moods, feelings, experiences and sensations.
Irv Johnson Music
Music studio, founded 2010
The founder of Irv Johnson Music, composer and producer Irv Johnson, has created original music for a wide range of projects in the fields of television, film, stage productions and advertising. Most of his work is created for storytelling projects, where the role of music is to support the narrative. He uses both acoustic and digital instruments and draws inspiration from the emotional content, the story and the words. In these narrative projects, he views music as a partner with the role of providing the emotional narrative in a way that supports the storytelling without overpowering it.
2010 to date: Irv Johnson Music, freelance music composer working in all media including, film television,
2000: Co-founder of Chameleon SounDesign LLC, New York City (original music for corporate and private clients)
Studies in music composition and computer science at Hiram College, Ohio
2015: Mindcraft 2015, original music
2011: Sommerballet, Bellevue Theatre