“Drawing Music”. Lecture at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, London. Steam Symposium. The Big DrawJun 06 2020 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
In 2016 I was invited to participate in the Big Draw Steam Symposium to make a presentation about the role that drawing played in my art practice. At the time I was in New Zealand, so I had to make a video presentation that was projected in the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, London. I think it’s a very good summary of the essence of my latest synaesthetic videos so that’s why I have decided to post it.
Drawing has a vital role in my art. It defines the core structure and compositional rhythm of my works. And, by drawing digitally, I can drive the visual motion of the sounds and organic evolution of my synaesthetic videos. It’s the most immediate bridge between my soul and my art.
In the task of visualising music, drawing is an essential part of my artistic process. I sketch first in pencil the flow of notes over time, or draw three-dimensional branches to build environments for the music. In my latest works, I literally create music color on real time by drawing on a virtual sky.
In 2008, I made the video “Ramifications”. It follows my passion about nature structures. Nowadays I am revisiting this work, adapting it to possibilities like VR and stereo and I have renamed it “Transmigration”, since this is a strong metaphore about evolution and stages in life
I had the honor to collaborate with the London Orchestra of the City, conducted by Chris Hopkins, to visualize the Prelude of Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde, as part of performances taken place at the International Art Festival #Tribe17.
Conditions were not optimal, but I managed to sync my synaesthetic visuals with Chris performance.
It’s an honour to be part of an exhibition with the great artist Beata Kozlowska. In Wellington, we will be showing our latest works next week, from the 5th to the 11th of December 2016 at the Thistle Hall Centre.
5 December, 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Tues – Sun, 10.00am – 6.00pm
“Weaving Light and Space” is a first New Zealand based collaborative art exhibition by two visual artists with artistic careers in the UK: Beata Kozlowska and David Moraton.
I am so happy to participate in theThe 2016 Big Draw Festival, held this September 22nd 2016 at The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, UK, where I will be exhibiting my video “Visus Sonitus I” and also my lecture at the Winner’s Gala of the Lumen Prize 2015
“Theatre of Colour and Movement”, collaboration of David Moraton with Beata Kozlowska, Toi Poneke Art Centre, Wellington, New ZealandSep 10 2016 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Theatre of colour and movement, is a collaborative project made in Toi Poneke Art Centre betweeen Beata Kozlowska and I. Our collaboration revolves around the concept of interdependence as we are showing how two artists can fully blend
This past 5th of September, I was invited by the University of Architecture and Design of Wellington to give a lecture.
Among the topics, I shared my whole sto
I am so devastated to know about Einojuhani Rautavaara’s death…
My admiration for Einojuhani will always be alive, I will be eternally grateful for having had the chance to meet him, it will remain one of the most important moments of my life. As I have always felt our arts are vibrating by the same wavelength.
His Music will always exist inspiring and uplifting souls of present and future generations and my drive to honour his Art in a visual way has never been stronger. The second and third movement of “Cantus Arcticus” will have their visual equivalent.
My video, “Visus Sonitus I”, based on Einojuhani’s Rautavaara’s “Concerto for birds and orchestra, I movement”, seen at the background of the photo and in 3D with virtual reality. Exhibited in New York last December 8th to 10th 2015, at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway as part of the Lumen Prize Finalists Global Tour
Visus Sonitus I
Yesterday September 24th I had the pleasure to give the talk “Synaesthesia and Digital Art” at the Frontline Club, in the 2015 Winners’ Gala. It’s very rewarding to know that people enjoyed it and I could finally tell my story in a wonderf
Tomorrow I will be giving a talk “Synaesthesia & Digital Art” in London at Frontline Club in London, as part of a digital art seminar organised by the Lumen Prize, And after that the three main prizes will be announced. Very exciting! You can register here.
I recently had the opportunity to participate at the TRIBE#15 Art Festival in London.
There I projected this video-mapping
Chrom-Art co-founder, Javier Melian, organiser of the event, asked me a few questions.
It’s a very good read to know more about my art.
Better than the Real Thing – Meet David Moraton
03 Sep Artist · Interviews · Chrom-Art · TRIBE15 · 3D
By Javier Melian – Chrom-Art.org co-founder
David Moraton is the video artist of the moment. He is currently focused on three-dimensional videos that are a faithful reflect of Contemporary Classical Music. David has a perceptual condition called synaesthesia. This means that when he hears sounds he gets to see involuntarily colours in his mind. So in his practice David projects this very personal chromatic experience of music and sound, as well as his philosophical vision of Nature.
It’s official, I am one of the 25 finalists of the Lumen Prize 2015. Yesterday it was announced in Vancouver, at International Simposium of Electronic Art (ISEA). That means, my video “Visus Sonitus I” will be shown in a year global tour exhibition in Shangai, New York, London and Wales and I opt for the winner’s prize at the end of September.
A mid gray color surrounded by black.
Same mid gray color, surrounded by white.
The mid gray color is the same in both cases, but looks brighter surrounded by black.
Yet it’s all a perception, an illusion.
We believe the illusion that we arr different, we feel different, depending on our life situation.
But the truth is, we remain in essence exactly the same.
We are not defined by the external, neither in space, nor in time.
Tschuang-Tse was a very rare apparition, a unique mystic in history of humankind. He brought, developed and spread Lao-Tse’s ideas throughout China. But in the dorf where he spent his last years, he was considered by many people a crazy old man.
Maybe this was because when someone spoke to him, he just answered, even before the other ended his sentence, “good good very good”.That’s why the situation was sometimes very embarrasing, as he didn’t hear at all even if someone was tellin
Finally I finished ‘Satori’, video and photographs exposed until end of December at the Center of Visitors in La Gomera. In the press section there are some articles about the exhibition and the I Biennial of Architecture, Art and Landscape of the Canary Islands where it’s integered.
‘Satori’ is a Japanese word that literally means ‘to understand’, and it’s used in the scope of the Zen and the Tantra to denominate a special moment of ‘illumination’ of the conscience. It is arrived through an intimate meditative process of communion with the world, without mediation of the thought. This way, an expansive movement begins that extends througout the borders of the ego, to get to experience a cathartic, oceanic feeling, of union with the Universe.
I’d like to show my list of colours for vowels and letters, which I have always seen withouth will or effort, by thinking or writing them.
A: gray white, B: orange yellow, C: dark grey with violet hue, D: light grey with blue hue, E: middle green, F: dark violet blue, G: light blue, H: very clear grey, I: pure yellow, J: clear red, K: dark violet, L: light yellow, M: ultramarine blue, N: sky blue, O: brilliant white, P: marfil white, Q: grey white, R: red brown, S: golden yellow, T: wood-red, U: orange, V: yellow orange, W: intense orange, X: dark grey, Y: golden oker, Z: difused white, 1: clear grey, 2: yellow, 3: brown-red, 4: light yellow, 5: dark violet blue, 6: light blue grey, 7: red-wood, 8: dark brown, 9: orange, 0: brilliant white