Mommy, that music is scaring me!
Music and Movies made by Frank Koustrup
Uncomfortable music for uncomfortable times is a catchy tag line, but is it true? Who can say? Coincidence or Conspiracy? Hmm.
This music is instrumental with clear beats, an occasional song, eclectic, hard-edged, but familiar.
The movies meld and juxtapose sound with images.
I had been trying to adapt baroque musical forms – such as fugue and passacaglia – to odd-metered rhythms, industrial noises, and the sounds of instruments, oscillators, machinery, creatures, and voices. Cadences would resolve by the very end. Honest. But lately, the music has turned quite a bit darker with quarter-tone tone clusters, guitars bouncing against surfaces, and blue jays taking over the neighbourhood or getting in fights with crows.
I dislike writing about music - it's the old "dancing about architecture" problem - and I drift from technical explanations to narratives about something or other that may or may not be relevant.
The most appropriate genre seems to be "Misfit".