. . . . an exploration of creativity in digital media.
Welcome to the Passage website.
Passage is a multimedia exploration of creativity and the
creative process. The website is
annotated with texts and commentaries which are designed to
take you on a journey through the 'organic' creative process that is the primary
concern of my work.
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Regardless of where you decide to start your exploration from, I
hope that the crossover links between and within each of the following
six primary areas will allow you to create our own 'passage' through
this virtual landscape.....
The audio CD pages introduce
the electronic and instrumental music on the Passage
audio-CD. Audio clips and graphics from this album appear in various
forms throughout the Passage website. They represent concrete
examples of how the creative process takes shape in a real creative
Process pages describe in text (as distinct from musical
expression), some of the phases of the creative process that were
highlighted during the making of the Passage audio-CD. They
also investigate in somewhat more detail the underlying issues that
informed the composition of the musical work.
The instrument pages describe
the instruments used in the Passage audio-CD, including in
most cases a brief history and some examples of master players of the
past and present. This area also includes technical pages on issues
related to musical composition and digital audio production.
The photogallery presents
the inspiration for the Passage project: samples from a
collection of photographs taken by tobias on a solo trek through India
and Nepal in 1990-91. Each photo is captioned with a short essay
written by tobias about the people and places it represents.
The video gallery presents
some movies that are synched with clips from the audio-CD, produced
using high resolution scans of over 60 of the photographs from tobias'
'90-'91 trek. Full-resolution (uncompressed) digital NTSC versions of
these programs are now available.
There is also a short story based
on a local legend from the Kathmandu Valley region, told to tobias
during his '90-'91 trek and retold here by him. It illustrates some
ideas about mythological storytelling and oral culture which have
influenced tobias' creative work on the Passage audio-CD.
Website layout and content by tobias tinker and Rob Dickinson
Music, photography and text by tobias tinker