Nov 24 2009

Looking at Music… Looking at Life

Published by Sai Ma under Looking at Music - MOMA,Uncategorized

top_animTo look at music is to look at how it has evolved over the span of decades. Music is an element in our mainstream culture that has been evolving through several centuries in the U.S. The biggest change, however, was witnessed during the 1970s and was well chronicled by Looking At Music Side: 2. From the moment you walk into the exhibit, the large, yellow mural with those words “Looking at Music: Side 2” creates a bold and significant impression on the exhibit in general. The font they used is also cleverly designed–as if scribbling the words “Looking At Music: Side 2” is in a sense, implying that music is still a work-in-progress and will continue to evolve as time goes on. Patti Smith’s collection of her self-portrait and her early works is a reflection of these “changing times”. I am also particularly glad that she came into the punk-rock genre because of how intriguing this genre of music has become. The fast paced melody, tempo and electric guitar rhythms is just like musical paradise and to get a first hand feel of how it came to existence is sensational. Another breathtaking aspect of the exhibit was the collage on the wall. By blending in the myriad of photos into a whole symbolizes how music in America is very diverse, culturally influenced and yet, it is very broad in general.

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  1.   alexxxon 10 Dec 2009 at 7:37 pm

    I like how you relate music to life. Artists now a days sing about everything and anything. They want to promote their message whatever it is. Music is Bold, music is powerful; music is ever-evolving.