COSMIC PARADE

October 21st, 2016

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Bassnectar - Bass Center 2016

I’m still in awe of what we were able to accomplish at Bass Center. So many beautiful pieces working in unison to pull off our largest event ever! And with so many special moments taking place throughout the course of the weekend, this one really stood out to me as a magical highlight:

Last Spring I saw this video “Cosmic Eye” by Danail Obreschkow online, as I was searching for a good illustration of “Macro vs Micro”, and as I watched it I immediately thought to myself “I want to sync music to this” and then immediately I started hearing the audio of “Parade Into Centuries” in my mind. It seemed to play perfectly along with the visuals, which is fitting as the theme of that song is about the simultaneous macro/micro universal existence – I wrote it for my parents almost 15 years ago, and it’s an abstract conceptualization of how life moves and evolves through the time, always changing and evolving yet maintaining core attributes while shapeshifting.

I was so inspired that I took a friends phone, turned the volume down, and cued up the “Cosmic Eye” video, and then held my phone next to it with “Parade Into Centuries” cued up, and hit play simultaneously. I was speechless as I watched the video move in perfect sync (even perfect tempo and flow) with the song, as if it was meant to be. I contacted the artists & team who created it, and told them the story. We agreed to broadcast it live and high res at Bass Center, but I wanted to share it with you here, so you could relive some of the magic:

http://viewsync.net/watch?v=PbetYW80PRY&t=0&v=jfSNxVqprvM&t=0

And here’s a Youtube clip from the actual moment at Bass Center…