Music Monday: Differences

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For this week’s Music Monday, I wanted to show you how different various types of tangling sound compared to each other. I chose three examples that have unique characteristics.

Additionally, there will be two musical systems for each of the examples. Under each image there are two “play” buttons. The one on the left, labeled “Rhythmic” refers to the musical system you heard last week, in the “What Does A Zentangle Sound Like” post.

The second system, the one labeled “Ambient” is a new system based on an article written by Tero Parviainen about systems music. In the article, he traces the history of the theory and practice through the works of Steve Reich and Brian Eno, and attempts to recreate their systems in software. For the Ambient system here, concepts from Eno’s Discreet Music are incorporated.

This first image containing a section of the tangle, Sand Swirl, is from this Zentangle. It is a fairly regular, repeating, standard tangle pattern. The Zentangle it was taken from is very traditional, done with black lines on a white background.

For the second test image, I have chosen a section of the monotangle of Umble, here, drawn with white pen on a black tile. This style is much less common, although it is still monochromatic. It is the reverse of the standard Zentangle style.

The last image I chose is a section from the Opal Zen Gem from this post. Zen Gems are an art style that grew out of a combination of Zentangle and gem stone coloring. This gives us a multicolored image with a lot of hue variation.

Now that you have listened to them, what do you think? Do the examples sound like what you were expecting? How does each sample differ from the others?

As I said last week, this is an ongoing project. I will post more when there is something new to share with you!

Until next time,