Mar 13, 2014
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Videos for Strikethrough Me & You

Me & You is a duo which includes Rodrigo Constanzo and Sam Andreae. I make tons of stuff with both these guys and here’s another one of their projects. I’ll update this post as we make new videos, but only the FOUR most recent will appear. Please click the ‘continue reading’ link below to see the complete post.

Me & You‘s set at The Noise Upstairs. Here is their piece ‘Elbows’ from that set.

Glitch Beat from the same set:

and Yo Momma:

This is them in the studio. Glitch Beat:

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Feb 16, 2014
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I Release

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“The offering up or cleaning up ego stuff is called purification. Purification is the act of letting go. This is done out of discriminative awareness. That is, you understand that you are an entity passing through a life in which the entire drama is an offering for your awakening. You see that the life experience is a vehicle for coming to God, or becoming conscious, for becoming liberated. And you understand ultimately that’s what you are doing here.” Excerpt from Ram Dass’ book “Polishing the Mirror”

(Returned on January 2015 by it’s previous owner.)

Jan 21, 2014
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Foxhead

Here’s another watercolor

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Owned by Rocío Bolaños.

Jan 14, 2014
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You and me and us and me and you

About a year back I decided I wanted to make work that I could just make on my own, spontaneously and anywhere. I was reacting against the Takahashi pre-performance preparation that had to happen. At the time, they required other people, stretching canvas, setting up electronics equipment, a projector, and then having all the things communicate with each other. It was hard to do spontaneously. So I decided to just draw. White paper. Black pen. And me.

In tandem with those drawings I started becoming curious about color. There was shift in the Takahashi performances from paint to [colored] light, and this set up no longer required me to stretch a canvas or use a projector–another move towards pre-performance simplicity (though pursuing this colored light stand wasn’t done for that purpose specifically). I could just plug in and go. Though it’s still very technology heavy, spontaneity and technology are not in opposition. So now, working in the muck of the Takahashi lights and the ink drawings, it felt to me like I was exploring two things: precise line work (absent of the consideration for color), and expansive pure color.

Yesterday, during a Takahashi rehearsal with Linda Jankowska and Rodrigo Constanzo it occurred to me the water color works are actually perfect for use in the Takahashi light set-up. It’s like one part of my brain has just let another part of my brain in on what it’s been working on. I think these works are somehow perfect populators of the Color Picker sample space (the color granular synthesis max patch), which before only had a “place-holder” image. I really want everything to be personal, and resonate with me. The body of line drawing work I’ve been doing, now with the addition of water colors, are hugely significant to me and this period of my life–creative and personal. So here we are.

I just want to make beautiful things…and it feels like an explosion.

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(above work owned by Rocio Bolaños)

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Photos by Linda Jankowska.

Jan 8, 2014
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Sam’s Basement

Sam Andreae wanted to hold concerts in his basement for upload to the web. Sam’s Basement is so small that only the guest artist, he, and I are often the only people that can attend the performances live (good too, cuz we have to record it.). I’ll update this post as new episodes emerge, but only the FOUR most recent ones will appear. Please click the ‘continue reading‘ link below to see the complete post.

Dead Neanderthals

Simon Prince

Sam Andreae

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Jan 3, 2014
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Videos for Trio Riot

I filmed a set from Trio Riot. Here’s their song, 31

And Candid

Oct 24, 2013
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Linda

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Oct 7, 2013
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It feels like I am dreaming

Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.

Some video documentation of the Takahashi, light-based, approach.

There are sensors inside mask which inform how the lights function.
Everything is being generated and controlled by a Max patch and the (wireless) sensors are built around the x-io x-OSC and x-IMU devices.

*all visuals happened in realtime. No effects/editing was used to create the banding/glitches. They are a happy accident manifestation of the refresh rate of the DMX lights and the camera not playing nice together.

The audio is recordings during a previous performance. The nature of those performances where such that the canvas was turned it into an instrument. In this session (in the video), that is the audio that can be heard, but it was being processed live during this interaction between performers.

Watching this now, it feels like this is who dreamt that past…

Sep 10, 2013
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RNCM pop music course

Here’s a little movie I made for the pop music course at the Royal Northern College of Music.