He got it wrong, but also I might have explained the rules wrong.
Ok, both are true.
[¬self-improvement ≠ self-destruction] ∪ [Self-improvement ≠ ¬self-destruction] ∪ [Self-improvement ⊆ Self-destruction]
I made these two A5 ink drawings and then treated one of them. This treatment was inspired by The Flame Alphabet.
If you’d like me to apply myself to a project you’re working on just email me so we can discuss what you want, compensation, and timelines. Here are some of the album package designs/concepts I’ve created for some very talented musicians in the past. Only the most recent will appear. Please click the ‘continue reading’ link below to see the full post with all the designs. If you want to buy any of these albums directly from the artists just click their link above the image.
Madwort Saxophone Quartet – Live at Hundred Years Gallery
I collaborated on this design with saxophonist/printmaker Cath Roberts. I had done the flowers initially and passed the block off to Cath to add more of an edge with the brambles. Then Cath printed them all up by hand as well, and they look fantastic.
Section 48 – Extended Play
This is a project by Anthony Hindley which had a Mr. Bungle feel as well as a clown theme.
^ what you see on the left when you open up the case: Paper doll!
de type inconnu – We Make Ourselves […] By Making Each Other […]
I had made this image/text in a sketchbook in 2013 and then in 2016 PA and Sylvain came upon it when in search of a cover to their album. I’m paraphrasing, but they said something to the effect that the text reflected perfectly what the music is about.
Tiger for a Goju Ryu dojo
A dojo contacted me to make a design for their t-shirts, explaining the significance of the tiger in their tradition.
Silence Blossoms – Silence Blossoms
As an alternative to the physical CD of their album, I also made a poster (that comes with a download code for the album). I used stippling to create the explorer/spaceman in the image, and used micron 0.3 to 0.8 pens to do it. Take a closer, zoomed in look. It’ll be worth it!
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Saturated. The Rest. is a collaboration between these amazing humans/techgnomes: Pierre Alexandre Tremblay, Sylvain Pohu, Patrick Saint-Denis, and Rodrigo Constanzo. The following 4 videos I made focus on different aspects of the project.
The creative process behind the Black Box Project. released Jan. 9, 2017
A quick and dirty 2 minute introduction to the project. released Nov. 2016
Tech Feature: the design of an instrument. Sept. 2016
Showing something of the beginning of the Black Box project. July 13, 2016. (only editing by me. Shot by Rod and PA)
I manipulated this video that Daniela Amortegui and Alex Grimes recorded. I time-stretched, color-fiddled, edited/reorganized Daniella’s reading of text she had written. Isolating her breath(s) was really important to me too. Then I added text to the video as well, since I knew that during the performance it would be the piano speaking* for her, which can be difficult to understand. I also played with shifting the text and the the video so they’re not always synced and at times I’ve added my own imaginary text. I wanted to treat this like poetry. Then Alex thought it would be a cool idea if we obfuscated some of the text and so we did that too. This was played/performed at the Pianos Without Organs Festival on Oct. 9, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina (the best Carolina).
made on Sept. 25, 2016
and on another day
further referenced in constellation.
Speculations in Sound, a symposium that took place on Nov. 30, 2015 (5 videos):
2. Introductory Presentations
3. Group 1: Born, Cassidy, Clarke, Edwards
4. Group 2: Harker, Harrison, Ingold, Mercer, Sergeant
5. Group 3: Bellamy, Brodsky, Donin, Lim, MacDonald, Thomas
Here’s the trailer:
A Robotic Piano Workshop with Peter Ablinger that took place Oct. 19-25, 2015