While playing the piano, a musician can only use existing keys which produce specific, fixed notes.In comparison to, for example, the guitar, where the player can bend the notes, or to the French horn, where one can use his breath to shape the tone, piano is not an expressive instrument. To overcome this limitation, a famous American jazz pianist and composer - Thelonious Monk, developed a characteristic piano playing technique which was based on the use of the blue notes – playing two neighboring notes, almost simultaneously. With the help of this method, using fixed piano keys, Monk was able to get the illusion of going in-between the musical notes. He was able to create the illusion of a whole new note – blue note – which was expressive. Using the defined substance – piano keys – he was able to create the illusion of chaos.
What would the blue note in design look like?Can something that is generally recognized as a fixed system, with the use of design process, result in the illusion of chaos?Can the blue note be translated into the object with the help of materials, forms and relations occurring in-between them?
In favor of getting a functioning design which remains chaotic, maybe the solution is to leave the mold, and consider it as a part of an object? However, the mold can be kept, as the part of the object, only when it follows the criteria of the design. The mold has to adapt in order to live in symbiosis with the object...
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