The Butterfly Effect is the idea from chaos theory that even infinitesimal changes can lead to unpredictably large impacts on a grander scale -- ergo, a butterfly flapping its wings may be the catalyst to trigger a hurricane.
From a societal perspective, it follows that even a single person can make a difference in the world -- against unbelievable odds.
Musically, the concept ideally connects on multiple levels. First, perhaps a soft touch can generate unexpected power. Second, maybe a few moments of music can help to make our world a little bit better in ways we cannot foresee.
In any case, I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it.
released 11 November 2011
Mosaic Manifesto is a project by California-based composer, musician and producer Clark Westmont. Combining elements of ambient, chill, world/tabla/dub step, classical, blues, jazz, trip hop and generally a bunch of stuff I made up, the music strives to simultaneously sooth and stimulate -- if that's possible.
Notable influences include Jens Gad, Jon Hopkins, Ulrich Schnauss, Bodhi Setchko, Ludovico Einaudi, strongly brewed coffee, Enigma, Andreas Vollenweider, Deuter, Peter Gabriel, Philip Glass, Brian Eno and Zero 7. I'd add The Cinematic Orchestra, John Martyn, Sting and Imogen Heap to the list but it is already getting too long. ;-)
I am interested in collaborating on soundtracks for time lapse films (can you say "Koyaanisqatsi"?) or other multimedia work. Contact me through SoundCloud for project ideas.
The album art was created using the 'easy fractal generator' at www.easyfractalgenerator.com
and added text with Picnik.