My mom's art from her art therapy for dementia. She gradually lost the power to speak. I always imagined this was a megaphone in her hand.
Merriam Webster: EKPHRASIS, a literary description of or commentary on a visual work of art.
Thanks to our lovely Write On Door County, our community has regular opportunities to try out ekphrastic writing. Writers are encouraged to sit with a work of art and write. Perhaps your community has something similar, or you might find an online workshop.
I hadn't thought myself able to ekphrass. I thought ekphrasis was just for poets which I am not.
But how about art inspiring audio? Or audio inspiring audio? Specifically, can someone speaking inspire music? Have you ever heard someone with such a gorgeous accent that you want to rudely tune out their message and just keep them talking so you can listen to the music of their speech?
I've lately been in various flow states (that's another post) composing music on a DAW (digital audio workstation).
For inspiration, I love using my late mother's audio clips. She sings on old audio-cassette tapes. I have her many bubbly voicemails.
Here is one I used to express her bouncy, childlike personality (which you might be able to hear on the phone message underlying my composition.)
On hearing this, Tim tells me this is quite the assemblage of sonic material. Well, yes.