A lot of artists like looking for ways to pair music with visuals. Oftentimes, a visual statement will be pared with an already existent musical work. The entire concept of music videos is based around this idea. This process can also work the other way around with a visual work, a painting or video or whatever, inspiring or calling for the creation of a musical piece.
The rise of computers and digital art lead way to the invention of generative music and art. We now have art that spontaneously creates itself based off of audio, and we also have music that writes itself out of nowhere. With this combination, we can create both visual and sound that are both random but spawning from the same seed.
I was helping my grandma clean her house today and she said I could take home this large brandy snifter I found after seeing that I had interests in its remarkable resonant properties. After taking it home, I tuned it to the note of F and began to play its rim with my finger the way glass harpists do. I saw that along the edge of the water line, the vibrations of the note were made visible. I found some rubber balls at the end of chopsticks and decided to try playing the glass percussively and found that the vibrations were made more intense. Ripples began forming with the beat and the pulsing of the pitch. It occurred that this is a subtle form of sound based generative art that exists outside of the digital and electronic worlds, and lives in a very technologically simple environment. This is a representation of energy passing through and affecting in a visual manner what is one of the most essential components for life on Earth: water.
So in other words, I was feeling artsy, so I made a video.
Look, guys: original content! Actual original content! Original content WHERE I RIM AND TAP THINGS!
But not… like that.