Posts tagged performance art
SCP #172: Refraction I

I am struggling to return to the routine of this project, and have ended up a few days behind again.  My life is messy at the moment: my mental energy is being swallowed by recent rental uncertainties, and the potential disruption and financial pressure of having to move to a new apartment is really stressing me out.  This is fuelling the voice that asks "what is the point of doing this?", and not just this project, but music altogether.

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SCP #87: Filter (I)

My three-month, one-season marker came and went without a blog post, and I've finally got through the backlog of stuff on my camera.  I'm still finding this project incredibly difficult, and I think the madness present in the pieces of the past week speaks for state of mind right now.  I am mainly struggling to sit down and write, and the inner critics in my head are shouting very loud.  However, watching back over the last week of videos makes me realise it really doesn't matter what I create.  I can make anything!  I can let the slamming of a door be part of the project, as in this piece.  Or my crazy dreams about a barnyard brawl (Filter (II)), or picking out random notes on the piano (New Year's Even Aquarium), or making strange noises with my voice through effects pedals (The Grey Lady), or simply stringing a bunch of nonsense words together (Up Glasses!).  These pieces all felt like a last resort, when my creative anxiety wouldn't let me make anything else, but they are legitimate creative expressions that capture my mood and mindset.

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