Rhythm artists

I love poetry. And like most people, I place it in my mind into a category different from prose.

It seems to me that there is some connection with music here. The rhythmic aspect of poetry reaches us in an emotional place that has more connection with music than can be achieved by words alone.

Now that I’m thinking about this, I wonder whether there is a similar quality to montage in film. Can the rhythm of cuts within a scene be thought of as a kind of visual music?

Perhaps great composers, poets and film editors should be thought of as part of a large collective of what might be called rhythm artists.

One Response to “Rhythm artists”

  1. Thibault says:

    In the words of DJ and music producer Towa Tei : « Everything we do is music, a robot is a sampling principle » (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxjmJsbtYvw)

    At the end animation is simply interpolation of interpolation ad infinitum of values, series of sine waves breathing in and out. We learn to put the right silences in between to phase it through our own awareness of time and space and construct a grammar out of it to communicate with each others : maybe what we all share as an ecosystem is simply a rythm of life ?

    (ahah ok maybe I have gone too far)

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