A set of 12 collectable NFTs available on the Ergo Auction House
Youtube playslit of the 12 NFTs: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHCFCWy0cdoZ-5G3pIoeWWlWpDVyWdMNb
After the successful launch of my first musical NFT issued on Ergo, I continue my experimentation with NFTs on Ergo, my latest work, “Elevation”, a series of 12 consecutive musical video artworks forming together a complete artwork giving the full experience of elevation, as each piece is higher on the scale ordered by increasing the pitch by one tone each time.
The hidden meanings in the artwork
As my followers know already, I’m fascinated by the collaboration between the blockchains Ergo and Cardano, and the special cryptographic features that each blockchain can bring to the other one by being fully compatible. The vision I had of all these possibilities blow my mind and keep inspiring me to share it in many ways, including artisic ways like this NFT.
Elevation is an alegory for these new levels that can be reached with a spirit of joint and coordinated innovation inspired directly by the intellectual experience of discovering the brilliant design of Ergo and Cardano.
The elevating scale with each new of the 12 Levels of the artwork expresses this notion of reaching new levels of consciousness.
The Ergo x Cardano logo at the center of the torii.
A torii (Japanese: 鳥居, [to.ɾi.i]) is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the mundane to the sacred.
In this artwork, the torii gate shows the merged Ergo and Cardano logo into a powerful new combined logo that I created and minted as a special NFT in block 437975- 23:17:58 03.03.20 of the Ergo blockchain under NFT ID: 9fda0b43ccde31996ea1b165cf550a3c81d9f194e5fb3d6cdec4e507ecda59f2.
Elevation is pretty unique in the sense that it’s also the first artwork ever on auction using this combination of both Ergo and Cardano logos.
On the left side, the sigma sign gives a strong “earthly” base, as the right side shines and complements the left side perfectly.
Birds bring good news, they rise up and lift us to new horizons. They see further than we do. Some can even hear them.
The birds also give a lightness and elegant movement to the artwork.
Composed in two parts, the music is the result of the combination of a first recording session on a concert grand piano. This first sub-layer is an improvisation recorded as it is on the first try.
The second layer is another layer of improvisation created while listening to the first one, with an extra intermediary layer of improvisation in between.
By listening to the first (and a second layer improvised in between) and recording it at the same time, I achieve the effect of two pianos playing together. Two pianos, like the duality between Ergo and Cardano.
The second audible piano was recorded after creating an intermediate layer that was not included in the final recording so as not to overload the whole with too many notes. It is however probably still subliminally present, like an invisible and inaudible link between the two, giving to the artwork an additional hidden layer.
The Japanese connection
The music is also tinged with a few Japanese tones, referring to the strong affinity between Cardano, Ergo and Japan.
List of the 12 NFTs
Here is a Youtube playslit of the 12 consecutive NFTs: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHCFCWy0cdoZ-5G3pIoeWWlWpDVyWdMNb
and here are the links to each individual NFT in the Ergo Auction house:
Elevation, Level 1/12 in G-flat minor
Elevation, Level 2/12 in G minor
Elevation, Level 3/12 in A-flat minor
Elevation, Level 4/12 in A minor
Elevation, Level 5/12 in B-flat minor
Elevation, Level 6/12 in B minor
Elevation, Level 7/12 in C minor
Elevation, Level 8/12 in C-sharp minor
Elevation, Level 9/12 in D minor
Elevation, Level 10/12 in E-flat minor
Elevation, Level 11/12 in E minor
Elevation, Level 12/12 in F minor
Levels 2–12 are produced with lower volume than normal to add an additional layer of protection to the whole collection. The buyers of the 2–12 levels will get an additional NFT to their wallet, containing the full volume NFT once they bought it. Probably until then we will have also secret messages in NFTs so we will be able to provide a secret link to the downloadable artwork, accessible only to the buyer of the artwork.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me, I’ll be happy to answer.
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