This web site is devoted to synchronicities. Synchronicities are instances where a certain clip or even a whole movie are found to fit extraordinarily well with different music, specifically music that evokes a surreal or psychedelic feel, especially when matched with the video clips. I first became interested in synchronicities when a friend of mine showed me the first synchronicity listed here. I think if you try this, you too will be hooked on the concept.
Coincidentally, the best of those listed here are Pink Floyd Synchronicities. If you know of any others, with different bands, music, etc., please let me know. I'd love to include them.
Webster's dictionary defines synchronicity as:
The video clip for this synchronicity is the end
segment of 2001, subtitled "Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite." This
segment is the last approx. 23 minutes of the film. The audio for this
synchronicity is provided by Pink Floyd's Meddle album, the last track
titled "Echoes." "Echoes" is also approx. 23 minutes long.
To start the synchronicity, first pause 2001 at the beginning of
"Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite"; the screen should be black just before
the subtitle phases in. Pause "Echoes" (this is easiest with a cd but if
you are using a tape player just get it as close as you can). Unpause
both at the same time and enjoy. It's simple, easy, and it's a definite
You can also do this same synchronicity to the
first track of the Pink Floyd album, Atom Heart Mother, the Atom
Heart Mother suite. This too is approx. 23 minutes in length. However,
the match is not as precise as "Echoes."
Source: A friend of mine showed me this synchronicity in
got me hooked on both 2001 and Pink Floyd. I wrote a paper on the
symbolism in the segment, soon to be available on the web. Having since
read some biographies on Pink Floyd, there is evidence that this
synchronicity is intentional. Both Stanley Kubrick (the director of
2001) and Pink Floyd's members went on record as saying they all
regretted that Floyd did not compose the soundtrack for 2001 (that
was during PF's soundtrack phase). Well, you be the judge.
The Wizard of Oz has been a classic film,
ever since it came out. And Dark Side of the Moon has been a
must-have on any album collectors shelf since 1973. Now you can enjoy
them together. This synchronicity seems to be a favorite on the Pink
Floyd newsgroup; it certainly is discussed a lot there.
There are a few different versions of the synchronicity. For all of
them, you start Dark Side of the Moon after the third MGM lion
roar in the opening credits. Following are the variations for the whole movie.
(NOTE: All of the albums listed are Pink Floyd albums)
Source: This synchronicity has been a favorite of the Pink Floyd newsgroup, at least for as long as I've been reading it. The name, Dark Side of the Rainbow, is even something I first saw on the newsgroup. There are some incredible matches, notably "Money" to the munchkins doing their dancing and singing, but overall this synchronicity is not quite as strong as "Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite."
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