For my system, I decided to find a different solution for a music score. Instead of having the regular music scores where it only means black and white circles to some people, I wanted to create something more beautiful and visually gratifying for anyone to enjoy and experience the emotional and visceral part of music.
I assigned different colors, sizes, opacity of circles, to different parts of instruments. The circles were arranged according to the grid i created which each “block” was made according to the 16th notes (having 16 of them per major). The bigger the circle, the longer the note. Also the more opaque or intense the color is, the more prominent or close to the leading melody the part is. There is a key on the beginning of the score that indicates different instruments, and there is the guideline for octaves and what kind of notes the instruments are playing towards the end of the the page.
After the crit we had last week, I did some revisions. I worked more on the score and made it so that it can become a cd case. I am planning to push this idea and create an actual motion music score on after effects that shows the growth of circles according to the time. (ex: the size of the circle means how important or loud the part is where as the more it is shown on the screen shows the length of the note. This motion movie will be burned in the cd along with the song to be packaged with the music score.
This class really helped me to think differently when I approach projects. I have learned to find or create a system with materials that may seem out of order, different, chaotic, or not relevant to each other. Either from discovering a system by taking a picture in certain way or by structuring a book so that the content looks coherent, I have learned to enjoy and appreciate visual system.
My collected book is made up of pages taken from fashion magazines that. They are divided into yellow, red, green, orange, blue sections. There is a divider at the beginning of every color section that folds in half with full color that section covers. There are also tabs on the side so that the audience caneasily jump from one color section to another. Each sections have have same page numbers and they are mostly arranged so that the separate pages work as a one spread.
I took some of the feedbacks and suggestions from class and made the cover thicker by folding in and making the flaps. I also added a an image on the cover (a paper printout that i have seemed to suggest the strips of colors on the side of the book while not fully exposing the colorful content inside) and the cut on right corner to follow the tabs of the book. Lastly i added a sheet of paper between the cover and the content to separate them as well as to show the beginning and end of the book.
The feedback was helpful and people suggested that if this system were to be applied to a book containing real content, then I may want to consider the placement and use of the cut-out squares and utilize them as a way to call out a certain aspect on the following page.