Sunday, March 14, 2010

Begone Dull Care

Begone Dull Care by Norman McLaren in 1949 is an example of 'visual music'. It shows that the visual can have similar effects as the aural. The idea that visual art is often compared to music is of great interest to me, and is one of the biggest reason I decided to go into animation! I'd like to experiment with some of this stuff, myself, and have already researched it in length in previous classes. There are so many directions to go within the animation field, but whenever I ask myself why I decided to become an animator, it always boils down to music.

I also discovered a fancy little fact about Begone Dull Care, that it shares its title with the most recent Junior Boys album. The unusual name was surely not a coincidence, and after looking at the track names, I was convinced of their commonality.

Begone Dull Care by Junior Boys (2009)
1.Parallel Lines
3.Bits And Pieces
4.Dull To Pause
6.Sneak A Picture
7.The Animator
8.What It's For

1 comment:

Lauren said...

Uh, no way!! My friend showed me some Norman McLaren stuff a few months ago, and I don't know why I just said "no way". I think it was cuz I was just excited that you and I had been introduced to the same random animator/experimental film maker. He was really innovative, so maybe that isn't random, maybe its just inevitable. But I don't know. Anyway. I really really wish we could hangout. Tonight. Do you think we can make that happen?