BA (Hons) Music Performance and Production
Cameron Naylor / Music Performance and Production
Travel Music is a 20 minute Audio-Visual performance on the theme of travel and the presentation of the different day to day environments as presented through Music and Visuals.
When composing the music, I not only had to think about the point in the narrative and how I could reflect that in the music, but also how the music would interact with the visuals. This drastically changed my approach to composition and the result is a performance that is more thoughtful than my usual work.
My influences in regard to the music are artists such as: Sigur Ros, and Brian Eno, in the way that their music is composed around a theme or narrative and each song develops further on that central focus. All tracks, however, have a main genre appropriate to their setting, and influence from the likes of 808 State, Barnes Blvd, and Efterklang can be heard at points throughout. Visually Paul Clipson’s ‘Cruel Optimism’ was a huge influence in the way I used overlapping shots and loops to create interesting textures. Agnes Varda’s ‘Le Bonheur’ was another big influence, specifically the colour transitions and the way the colour was graded.
When I graduate, I would like to continue to develop my musicianship through bigger and better performances utilising new technologies that allow me to approach live performance in interesting ways.