Outward, then Inward: Artistic Consistency in Genre Inconsistency
This project aimed to create an EP with no commitment to genre consistency, that still retained a consistent artistic voice. This endeavor began with a review of existing works that have a diverse genre composition. This author (The Artist) conducted this review, and then wrote/recorded six songs, with the assistance of a Co-Producer, Engineer, and various session musicians. Each song was treated with complete creative freedom to incorporate any and all desired instrumentation or production techniques. The Artist and Production Team then discerned whether the work had achieved its goal of being stylistically inconsistent, while artistically consistent, or if the songs were too eclectic to work as a unit. They found it had met this goal, by virtue of having the same core creative team behind each song. Hopefully, this project will inspire other artists and producers to push the boundaries of genre, and use extreme variation to their benefit.
Valencia (Spain) Campus
Project Components: project video (.mp4), paper (.pdf), EP (ZIP file containing 6 .wav audio files).
Eugene Toga, Ethan. “Outward, then Inward: Artistic Consistency in Genre Inconsistency.” Master's thesis, Berklee College of Music, 2021. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-production-technology/286.