Feel the Music

Can you hear, build, feel, see, taste, wear, touch, experience… the music?

Welcome to the world that is my brain: constnt nerdy & creative fun!  So there’s this one song that I’ve been addicted to lately, and when I listen to it, I see it manifested in design.  What does this even mean??  Well,  when I hear songs, I feel a connection to them in forms of dance, architecture, art, fashion, etc.  When I first heard Santigold’s “You’ll Find A Way” remixed by Switch & Sinden, besides wanting to dance like they do on So You Think You Can Dance, I thought of designs that brought the song to life physically.  Physical forms that, if they could talk or make noise, would sound like this song.  Have a listen and look-see!

“You’ll Find a Way” – by Santigold, Remixed by Switch & Sinden

Architecture

The Porta Fira Towers by Toyo Ito and  b720 Arquitectos reflect the loud part of the chorus, which is wild and wonky – like the curvy red metal façade.

Porta Fira towers exterior

Porta Fira towers exterior

Then there’s the soft parts of the chorus and verses with the repetitive metronome, like the smooth surfaces behind the façade articulated by repetitive columns, windows, floor tiles and metal panels.

An interior space within one of the Porta Fira towers

An interior space within one of the Porta Fira towers

Fashion

This getup just screams “You’ll Find a Way,” doesn’t it?  I’d love to frolic around and dance in it to that song!  Imagine how that colorful fringe would flow.  Just gorgeous!

Chanel ready-to-wear look 66 of their ss13 collection.

Chanel ready-to-wear look 66 of their ss13 collection.

… and definitely these sandals.

Chanel lambskin striped sandals with cap toe, multiple straps.

Chanel lambskin striped sandals with cap toe, multiple straps.

Or this dress worn by Katniss (actress Jennifer Lawrence) in “The Hunger Games.”  The Girl On Fire!

katniss girl on fire

Art

“Cajun Hot Sauce,” a painting by Metro, a retired race horse.

"Cajun Hot Sauce" by Metro

“Cajun Hot Sauce” by Metro

*updated* The finished "Cajun Hot Sauce" piece Painted by Metro.  Thank you to the Painted by Metro crew for sending it for our viewing pleasure!

*updated* The finished “Cajun Hot Sauce” piece Painted by Metro. Thank you to the Painted by Metro crew for sending it for our viewing pleasure!

Learn more about Painted by Metro.

Dance

This dance routine on So You Think You Can Dance, choreographed by Sonya Tayeh and performed by Makenzie and Paul (Season 10 Top 14 episode)

Ya’ Feel Me?

Do you ever relate two different works from different art genres that just make perfect sense together?  I know I’m not the only one.  Maybe you like to listen to a certain song while viewing or creating a particular type of art, or you have a shirt that reminds you of a building?  Leave a comment below and tell me about the different art that you relate together!

Until next time, Ci Vediamo!!!

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