A Video Essay about David Lynch Immersion


Have you ever watched a movie that did not had any sound effects in it? I suppose you didn’t, because no film director or producer would risk to ever do it. The soundtrack for any movie or TV show is one of the most important things. A movie without music or songs, can be quite dull. Big blockbusters will hire the best composers to create the music that will convey the atmosphere of the movie. The best songs in movies have become legends, and sometimes the songs can shadow the film. One of the most popular music composer is David Lynch.

David Lynch has composed the famous soundtracks to movies like Mulholland Drive or Twin Peaks. David Lynch’s process of writing music is an interesting one, and you if you want to know how he has been able to create an audio parallel of the visuals of these great music, then you should go to YouTube profile Electronic Canvas.

Electronic Canvas is a relatively new YouTube profile that has the goal to create video essays about various artists that have left an awesome legacy. In the latest video essay, Electronic Canvas studies Lynch music skills. Although David Lynch has stated in an interview that he is not a musician, that is just his modesty speaking. The famous Twin Peaks soundtrack, composed by Angelo Badalamenti had a great influence from the David Lynch. David Lynch has been trying to impact the songs by visualizing the atmosphere of the movies, and if you look at the songs from Twin Peaks or Mulholland Drive, then you will definitely feel in the songs the mystical mood of the movies. Electronic Canvas shows these audio details with shorts scenes in David Lynch movies. In one archetypal scene from Mulholland Drive, after the moment when a character describes one of his visions, they go outside, and all the sounds are muffled by the Angelo’s soundtrack. This combination of audio and visual messages makes the scene more eerie, and can send shivers down the spine to the viewer.

Although this is the first Electronic Canvas’s video essays, you can see that the author has done a lot of research to create this video. And he also wants to do an analysis of other David Lynch’s works, such as drawing, music, acting and other movies. To stay up-to-dated of the Electronic Canvas works, you should subscribe to the Twitter account HydeCouch.



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