Andrew “SCNTFC” Rohrmann is a sound designer and composer based in Seattle, WA.
“If you want to make sounds/music inspired by nature? Go hang out in the woods.
But when I’m looking for inspiration beyond that first degree of separation, I’ll look laterally towards other creative fields.“
“By going one step further and deciphering how other artists interpret their own inspirations, you can then turn around and apply those ideas to your own work.
‘What drives Andy Goldsworthy to disassemble/reassemble rocks and trees?’
‘How does Do Ho Suh go about reinterpreting physical spaces?’
Hell, even the inspiration behind the plating and presentation of a nice sushi dish can spark an idea somewhere else.
There’s music in the way a painting is structured (see Kandinsky, W.); identifying what/how/why that is and applying it–however abstractly–to your own work is an endless gold mine of ideas.
But yeah: nature is still badass. Simply listening to the world go by can be the greatest inspiration of all.”