Exercise for class using the same body of text to create abstract compositions. My biggest struggle was creating something chaotic…for no reason. The idea was to make something very complex and show control over it at the same time. Design is art with purpose, so I needed a concept before I could make anything worthwhile.
“I found my tendency was to prove something, but it shouldn’t be about proving anything really, just making myself better and doing what I know. With any artist, if you just do what you do, people will realize what that is—even artists who have grown over the years, who have so many different identities. I don’t know any artists who started at one place and kept that same identity from the beginning. The artists I’ve looked up to for my whole life have all changed or switched up their sound. People who follow me will expect that. But the one thing that I’ll never let go of is the energy. No matter what it is, if I can play that live…That’s what’s cool about my record: I was testing it live with nobody knowing it and got reactions.”
-Excerpt from an interview with Skrillex (http://www.complex.com/covers/skrillex-interview-alien-nation-2014-cover-story/)