Portals of Ions
Intermission Vol. 1 and 2
During the process of crafting my artwork and composing poetry, I progressed to create and compose music inspired by curiosity and interpretations from my artwork and poetry, in vice versa, my musical compositions became an inspiration to craft artwork and compose poetry. I founded Portals of Ions, my
musical experimental project. I define the 'Intermission' EP and album releases as
musical interpretations from ancient and medieval eras correlated with
improvisations of folk and dark country no-wave genres.
My musical journey corresponded with my handcrafted artwork and poetry in an abstract form.
I experiment with how the spectrum of emotions corresponds in harmony with music by performing
on musical instruments and producing musical compositions, accents and harmonics.
According to scientists, over 34,000 distinctive human emotions are
discovered so far, an area of curiosity and a particular interest
in my creative research practice.
Artwork no. 7 titled 'The James Webb Telescope and a Universe of Emotions', no. 8 titled 'Mosaic Ying and Yang' and the poem and musical track titled 'Compass of Silence and Pain' are instances of how frequently these interconnections in my practice have been occurring. Detailing this interconnection, the duration of emotions felt at the time of events in life varies from one event to another, while musical pieces vary
from one music piece to another when performed. I continue to experiment with this phenomenon between emotions and music with a deep curiosity, specifically, synchronising musical notes that correspond with each
emotion felt based on duration, intensity, depth and breadth of events in life experiences. This approach felt right at the time of composing music that corresponded with emotions, life experiences and handcrafted artwork and poetry. As a result, it led me to explore further avenues for communicating my findings.
My focus is to continue to create this interplay and depict how an emotion feels and for how long
an emotion will last at any point in time. It may range from a split second of experiencing that
emotion to lengthier ranges in time, which interlinks with musical notations from my musical
performance. I continue to explore my curiosity by expanding my art creation channels,
incorporating inspiration from my handcrafted 'Retro Collection' to produce and
compose visual motions with visual and musical compositions.
I created the visual motion collection titled
© Jay Horan Art
Album cover photography and artwork by Jay Horan
Location: Tyne Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
EP Intermission Vol. 1 released on 10 February 2023
Album Intermission Vol. 2 released on 15 April 2023
Crafted, written and performed by Jay Horan
on the acoustic guitar
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jesse Wilde at Wilde Records Recording Studio/Studio 38
Edit additions by Jay Horan
Available on all other digital music stores