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Violin is well known for being played in different kinds of genres and melodies. I This is an instrument that can produce the sense of fragile and purity, many moments of heart-wrenching and sadness, as well as the feeling of sensuality through its sound. In this illustration, these experiences that a violin can create are expressed through the depiction of the innocent lily-on-the-valley, the non-stop dropping teats and the satisfaction in the opening red lips.
The sound of the harp can be very dreamy and surreal. The soft and blurry scene eases the eyes, in the hope that this optical illusion could link to the ease at the ears when people listen to the harp’s sound. Angels are in the moment to metaphor the light, the fragile and the heavenly sound a harp can create. The scene is caught in its quiet moment in order to give an impression of a musical instrument that delivers the silence and the unhear through sounds.
This musical instrument gives out the energy of a simple, young, fresh lifestyle. The accordion is all about pull and push That compressing movement can also be linked to new meets and reunions. Because of that, sensation of the accordion is illustrated through the images of a young couple dancing in fast-paced movement with lots of motions duplicating while lying on one another in order to replicate the folds of the accordion. These figures are the metaphor for the simple, young, fresh lifestyle. The sun represents the energy the accordion sounds give out,
and the popping color explains how this musical instrument’s sound is very distinct and very recognizable.
The piano is a musical instrument that reminds people of the feelings of both discovery and nostalgia. The little exploring child who is standing in the embrace of the hands also hints at the parental and nurturing, which the piano sound is associated with, as this musical instrument is well known for women to listen to while they are pregnant or for a very young infant to listen in order to have a better quality growing up lifestyle. Other than the metaphor of nurturing one’s soul, the contrast in the age of the child figure and the hands also make a statement about how piano sound can be heard – either brightly fresh or classically nostalgic.
The sound and the type of music that is done by using the saxophone can bring people to a very new space. The use of lots of organic, curvy lines in this illustration represent both the intimacy and the alone-like feeling the saxophone can produce, as well as the joyful and energetic atmosphere that the saxophone can create. Not to mention, the curves are also inspired by the soundwave of the saxophone.
This illustration resembles the feel and the flow that a brass flute can produce. The soft, versatile, flowy, and the lightness in the sound of the flute is illustrated through the image of the whispering people and clashing leaves. With the ornamental decoration on the nails and earrings, the luxurious experience a flute can offer to the ears is shown.
The drum gives out a bold and almost striking sound, and this musical instrument is also played in a strong, muscular and heavy metal rhythm, which explains the representation of these circular lines. The shattering images of hands waving drumsticks, the stage lights, the drummer speak about the feeling of those who play drums, which is wild, almost savage in their music style.
The pure, joy, and light sound of the xylophone is always associated with a child’s happiness and peace, and those elements have inspired this illustration strongly. The boats that are made of newspaper float on the air represent both the high pitch that a xylophone can create and the tingy-ling feeling that the sound of a xylophone can raise in one’s heart. Thus with scenes like in a kid’s peaceful dream and a fresh color palette that will be used for the work, the sound of the xylophone can be felt here.
Castanets are percussion instruments and usually played in Spanish, Ottoman, Italian, Portuguese, etc music. The sounds’ flow of the castanets are usually in fast-paced rhythm. The castanets can also create such an intense sensation – like a stare – and they can be played at a
quick pace – like a blink. The flowing lines in the illustration are making a presentation of the harmony yet distinctive characteristic of the castanets’ sound when it is in the middle with other instruments’ sounds.
Clash cymbals are loud percussion instruments. The sound of this instrument pair is impressively prominent which lead to the use of it. Normally in an orchestra, the clash cymbals are not played frequently but only play when it is needed, in significant parts, or at the beginning or at the end of a symphony. If clash cymbals are not played in orchestral concerts, they are likely to be used in military music and to be performed in military parades due to their incredibly loud and bouncing sound. In military parades, clash cymbals are played in specific melodies with clear flows and rhythm. Which is why in the illustration, the only one pair of clash cymbals are held up high, featuring the moment where they are about to clashed, marking the significance, or an opening or ending of a song, as well as the present of only one strong pair of clash cymbals stays as the metaphor for their loud and prominence sound.