Experimental electronic timbre music
Composed & Produced by James Kennedy
'3' is an experimental electronic piece of music composed & produced by James Kennedy and is the 6th track on his 2012 solo album '9.i.P.'
'3', like the track 'Water Babies' from the same album is an experiment in whether emotional responses can still be generated in the listener when all of the 'musical' elements are removed (melody, rhythm, structure, words, distinguishable sound etc), however, whereas 'Water Babies' was intended as a pleasant listen, '3' was intentionally dark. Kennedy was hoping to make the listener feel uneasy & scared without any suggestive words, relatable sounds or standard musical tension techniques, just raw sound. For this reason, the piece could broadly be described as Musique Concrete.