Last week I published the first part and we got some really nice comments from designers all over the world. Most of them need music to finish a piece or get inspired & motivated in use of color and shapes. There were some more artists who want to spread their words.
How designers get influenced part 1 was very successfull and informative article about the combination of music and design. We had eleven designers talking about their experiences and views on music among them like Alex Beltechi, Pete Harrison and Rik Ooestenbroek. It is totally worth to check out.
This time we also have some different views on the same topic. We'd love to discuss everything with you guys more, so just leave a comment. My question is:
"How does music inspire you and what music do you listen to, while designing?"
I love music second to I love art, sometimes even more, in my opinion music is the most amazing thing people can give to this world, it's magical, inspirational, sentimental, healing...it's everything.I always dreamed of being a musician, or a singer performing on the stage, I think it's the most precious and desirable gift people can have, since I'm not good enough to do that, I transform my feelings while hearing the music to my artworks, hence it become a very special and inspiring process for me.Music can be art , and art can be music.
My favorite genre is rock, new wave, post punk, shoegaze, dreampop, downtempo...there are too many, my top musicians are The Cure ,The Flaming lips, Robin Guthrie...I'm also a chill-out radio fan, love listening to belowzero and anji bee's chillcast.
"Music is an integral, interwoven, intangible yet indispensable part of my creative process. I tend to save listening to my favourite albums for times where I need to produce my best creative work - I will often watch movies when drumming out less inspired work, but find that my imagination really fires up when the tunes kick in. I have no set genre or band that I listen to when I create - I just listen to whatever album it is that I have on rotation and see where it takes me. Lately I've been listening to The XX, Led Zeppelin and Bloc Party - it's made for some really wonderful creative sessions."
Music is an important part of my inspiration, but I think that it's very individual which kind of music that is inspiring for different people. Before I begun doing photo and retouch I painted with water color, the ideas were similar but the technique different. I discovered that the kind of music I listened to while painting affected the look of the painting a lot. Now as I work in a different way which requires a lot more time I often use the music to come up with ideas. When I then work with the photos in the computer the idea doesn't really change since I have a quite clear idea about what I want it to look like. At the moment inspirational music is: French electro (ed banger) and "bob hund" to mention a Swedish band which is reflected in my photos.